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Philip Seymour Hoffman on ‘The Master’: “It’s not a Scientology movie. It’s something else”

One of the most anticipated films of the year is master filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, a film that has been controversial since before it even began production because of its subject manner. Thought to be a thinly-veiled look at Scientology, the religion founded by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard that counts numerous celebrities among its membership, the film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as the Hubbard-like Lancaster Dodd.

Amy Adams on Her Frightening Character and the Exhausting Shoot of ‘The Master’

I’ve always been impressed by Amy Adams because there aren’t many actresses who can star is cheery family films (Enchanted, The Muppets) and heavy dramas (Doubt, The Fighter) and be apt at both. For example, in September alone she stars in two very different films, the father-daughter comedy/drama Trouble with the Curve and the controversial drama The Master written and directed by visionary Paul Thomas Anderson.