The first clip from Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master has surfaced on the film’s official website and Joaquin Phoenix looks as deranged as ever. Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as a World War II veteran who becomes the charismatic leader of his own religion while Phoenix plays a drifter who becomes his right-hand man.
The film marks the return of Phoenix to acting after his so-called “retirement”. There is no doubt that he has always been an excellent actor and he gives off an awesomely creepy vibe in this teaser clip. Also, you will notice that the percussion-heavy score reminds of what we heard in PTA’s previous movie, There Will Be Blood.
The Master hits theaters on October 12th. Watch the clip below and let us know what you think!