When it was revealed last month that Paul Thomas Anderson would soon begin production on his untitled religious drama – once referred to as The Master - a list of actresses names went out, all of whom were said to be of interest to the director. It consisted of Amy Adams, Lena Endre, Laura Dern and Madisen Beaty. With the exception of that last name, all have been cast at this point, but we’ve now received information from sources and confirmation from her reps that Beaty has joined the film.
The part that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button actress will be playing wasn’t made clear, as certain details on the project are being kept under wraps. There is the possibility that she’ll be playing the daughter to Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams‘ characters. After all, we just heard that Rami Malek has been cast as the husband of their daughter in the film – a role that’s uncast – but even that isn’t a sure thing. Keep in mind that the part has been described as being that of a 19-year-old, and Beaty is merely sixteen.
Regardless of speculation, it’s interesting to see that Anderson was able to get all four actresses who were rumored for parts. Even for someone like him, that’s an accomplishment in Hollywood today. Then again, being as acclaimed as him means that you certainly have some clout in the industry. But ultimately, what’s most important is that this master (no pun intended) filmmaker is getting back to directing, nearly three-and-a-half years after There Will Be Blood was released in theaters. We’re all anticipating this greatly, and now is a time to be very, very excited.
Hoffman stars as a man who returns after witnessing the horrors of WWII and tries to rediscover who he is in post-war America. He creates a belief system, something that catches on with other lost souls.
Also starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jesse Plemons and David Warshofsky, the film will begin shooting on June 13th, with a release expected for 2012.
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