Joaquin Phoenix could join Hoffman in Anderson film
By Adnan Tezer Apr 13, 2011, 19:21 GMT
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Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to join the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled religious drama, opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman.
According to Variety, Anderson is directing from his own script.
The film follows Lancaster Dodd (Hoffman), a.k.a. The Master, who creates a new religious organization in the 1950s that catches on with the American public.
Phoenix would play Freddie Sutton, an alcoholic drifter who gravitates towards Dodd and falls under his spell only to later begin questioning his charismatic mentor.
Anderson and JoAnne Sellar are producing along with Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures and Bill Pohlad's River Road Entertainment.
Phoenix's last feature role came in James Gray's 2008 drama "Two Lovers." He then went into a self-imposed retirement that saw him star in Casey Affleck's 2010 mockumentary "I'm Still Here."