Scientology Movie Set to Move Forward

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The Weinstein Company will distribute the yet-to-be-titled Paul Thomas Anderson film, according to Deadline.

The movie was originally titled The Master and will star Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. 

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Bizarre Joaquin Phoenix

It is apparently loosely based on the life of L. Ron Hubbard and the invention of Scientology.  It will star Hoffman as a Hubbard-type character in the 1950s who created a faith-based organization.  Phoenix will play Freddie, the left-hand man of Hoffman's character, who helps him create the organization, but starts to question what he created.

Production on the untitled film is set to star next month.

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