Laura Dern, Amy Adams and Others Join P.T. Anderson's 'The Master'
by Ethan Anderton
June 1, 2011
Just last month we got word that The Weinstein Company had picked up the gestating project from director Paul Thomas Anderson that was once left for dead by Universal. In addition, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix had been confirmed to star, and now the currently untitled film formerly known as The Master has added some new cast members to this mix. As they were rumored to have caught Anderson's eye in our last update on the project, Deadline confirms Amy Adams has joined the cast while Variety has confirmed that Laura Dern has also taken a role in the film. But there's even more casting. Read on!
Variety also has word that Jesse Plemons (Paul) and David Warshofsky (There Will Be Blood) have also landed parts in Anderson's project. And finally, The Playlist has confirmed that Swedish actress Lena Endre (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will also star in the film, so it sounds like Anderson got everyone he was hoping for to star in the film. For those just joining us, Hoffman is playing Lancaster Dodd, a charismatic leader who creates a new religion in the 1950's. Meanwhile, Phoenix willplay his main disciple, an alcoholic drifter named Freddie Sutton who becomes Dodd's closest follower only to later break away from him. Adams will play Hoffman's wife while Plemons plays his son and Warshofsky plays a detective. The roles for Dern and Endre have yet to be revealed, but it's good to know they're officially involved.