And thus, a new trailer has arrived today for the movie and again, it's one that's both excitingly compelling and intriguingly strange. A monologue by Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), founder of the The Cause, soundtracks another look at the frantic, uneven life of Freddie Quell, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who becomes deeply involved in the organization. Many are already tipping the latter actor for an Oscar, and early predictions usually fall either way, but if this takes off with critics the way it has with fans who have caught the movie already, it's a definite possibility. And certainly, it looks like he commands the hell out of this picture.
"The Master" opens on September 14th. Watch below. [The Film Stage]