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Is Joaquin Phoenix coming out of retirement for Paul Thomas Anderson?

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The idea of Paul Thomas Anderson, director of “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia” and “There Will Be Blood,” helming a picture based loosely on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology has me salivating. Drink my milkshake, indeed!

The as-yet-untitled project – at one point known as “The Master” – is moving ahead with Philip Seymour Hoffman and a unretired Joaquin Phoenix, Deadline reports. The Weinstein Co. has agreed to distribute.

Hoffman reportedly will play the creator of a faith-based organization during the 1950s. As for Phoenix, he’ll play a lost soul who joins Hoffman’s religion and becomes his right-hand man.

It is a return to form for most involved. Anderson has not directed since “Blood,” while Phoenix pretended to retire for the benefit of brother-in-law Casey Affleck’s experimental documentary, “I’m Still Here.”

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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