‘The Master’ Trailer Debuts

An official trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master was released Monday, giving a sneak peek into the long-awaited film that has been dubbed Anderson’s “Scientology movie.” The film is supposed to look at the origins of Scientology, but the trailer mainly features star Joaquin Phoenix being zonked out and grilled by a naval officer about his misbehavior. In earlier press reports, Phoenix has been listed as playing disciple to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s religious leader, but the trailer mainly featured Phoenix. Amy Adams and Laura Dern co-star in the film, which is scheduled to open Oct. 12.