Paul Thomas Anderson returning to directing

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The helmer of There Will be Blood steps back behind the camera for a new period drama with Philip Seymour Hoffman
2007’s There Will be Blood left us a little cold but there’s no doubting writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s talent with the likes of Boogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love and the incredible Magnolia under his belt.

Now, we got news from Deadline that he’s preparing to shoot his first film in four years with stars like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix in the mix. Previously title The Master, the film revolved around Hoffman’s protagonist, who tries to return to normal life after the horrors of World War II in a country wracked by the after effects of a global war. He creates a new belief system based on his experiences and begins to build up followers.

Universal previously had rights to the film but opted out, leaving room for Megan Ellison to step in and single handedly finance the $30 million plus project. The Weinstein Company has already snapped up worldwide distribution rights so it’s clear that confidence in the title is high.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s currently untitled film begins shooting in June for a 2012 release.


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