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Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’ Gets an Official Release Date

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Yes, we understand that the Academy Awards just aired a few weeks ago, but we’re already looking ahead to next year’s telecast thanks to news that a potential contender has announced its limited release date. That would be Paul Thomas Anderson’s wildly anticipated ‘The Master,’ a drama centered around a controversial organized religion that reunites the director with his ‘Boogie Nights’ standout Philip Seymour Hoffman. It’s a movie we can’t wait to see and now we know when we can see it.

Slashfilm confirms that The Weinstein Company will release ‘The Master’ in select markets on October 12, putting it in that post-Toronto, pre-Thanksgiving Oscar window that so many awards hopefuls dream of cornering.

Are we getting ahead of ourselves? Maybe. But PTA is coming off of the critically acclaimed ‘There Will Be Blood,’ which earned two Oscars including a much-deserved Best Actor trophy for the milkshake-drinking Daniel Day-Lewis. And in addition to Hoffman, Anderson has recruited Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Laura Dern and Fiona Dourif for a story that allegedly has nothing to do with Scientology (if you choose to believe that rumor).

Listen, we’d show up to see Hoffman read passages from a handful of Dr. Seuss books. A reunion with PT Anderson that also includes Adams and a rejuvenated Phoenix? Yeah, we’re all in. And now that we know what date to circle on the calendar, it makes the wait slightly less grueling.

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