Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master Added To Toronto Film Fest's Schedule

By Sean O'Connell 2012-07-30 20:04:26discussion comments
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Shortly after it was revealed that Paul Thomas Andersonís The Master would hold its European premiere at the Venice Film Festival, another prestigious movie event made sure to have PTAís anticipated film on its docket.

The Master has been added to the lineup for the Toronto International Film Festival, according to The Wrap. Once The Weinstein Company shifted the release date of Andersonís drama to September 14 (in limited release), it became evident that a potential awards-buzzing run through the fall festival circuit was possible. First Venice snatched up the movie. Toronto, as expected, followed suit.

The TIFF screening will mark the North American premiere of Andersonís film, which casts Philip Seymour Hoffman as the mysterious leader of a religious cult who takes a wayward man (Joaquin Phoenix) under his wing for potential guidance. In addition to moving The Master up on its release schedule, Weinstein shifted Andrew Dominikís Killing Them Softly, with Brad Pitt, back to Oct. 19.

Without question, the Master screening will be one of the most-crowded press-and-industry screenings at the Toronto fest, as journalists attending the fest to track the pulse of the still-developing Oscar season will see if nods are possible for the film, for Anderson, for Hoffman, Phoenix and possibly co-star Amy Adams. At least audiences wonít have to wait too long after the film screens in Toronto to potentially see it themselves, as The Master will open in limited release on Sept. 14, one week after the fest begins on Sept. 6.
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