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New trailer released for The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson movie that may be about Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard

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The Master doesn't open in theaters until October, but the movie already is creating a stir, with a fictional plot apparently inspired by the Church of Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Times movie critic Steve Persall first wrote about the movie after a short trailer was shown at the Cannes film festival earlier this month. On Tuesday, Al Rose Promotions uploaded a second trailer on YouTube. Titled, The Master — Hopelessly Inquisitive, the new trailer shows Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lancaster Dodd, a self-described “writer, doctor, nuclear physicist (and) theoretical philosopher”, as he begins his mentorship of the wayward Freddie Sutton, played by Joaquin Phoenix.

And here's the original teaser that caused a stir at Cannes:

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:27pm]

    

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