Joaquin Phoenix may star in a film about a religion crazier than his career!
The actor-turned-rapper-turned-fake-documentary-subject-turned-bearded-homeless-man-turned-actor again is in talks to star in director Paul Thomas Anderson's next drama that’s loosely based on the founding of Scientology.
The film, referred to as The Master — although officially untitled — focuses on the story of a charismatic leader named Lancaster Dodd who creates a new religion in the 1950s.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman is said to be attached to play Dodd, while Phoenix may potentially play his main disciple who becomes Dodd's closest follower, then breaks away from him later in the story.
Jeremy Renner was attached to star, but dropped out after
being threatened by Tom Cruise on the set of MI4 it appeared that the project had stalled.
Sounds like an inneresting story and a great role for Phoenix to flex his acting muscles once again.
Would U go see this film if it hits theaters?
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