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Trailer Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master teaser trailer #2 (and #1)

(Sorry about the pre-roll ad. I’ll replace the video with something better when I can find one.)

A second teaser trailer for Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master has found its way to the internet, thanks to the Weinstein Co. The film revolves around a “drifter” (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in with a charismatic intellectual named Lancaster Dodd shortly after World War II as the latter starts a religious organization called “The Cause” and begins to have doubts as it grows in popularity.

The film also stars Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, and Amy Adams. It hits theaters on October 12 — a little earlier than I’d expect for an obvious Oscar contender. Perhaps the Weinsteins are skittish about its Oscar chances due to some parallels between The Cause and Scientology?

The first teaser was released last month and is embedded below, after the jump:

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