Movie News Roundup: The Master Edition

Movie News Roundup: The Master Edition

On Monday we reported that a teaser clip of P.T. Anderson’s new film The Master had been released. In my opinion, it is the most anticipated film of the year. So even a minute and forty second teaser clip was enough to satisfy people’s appetite while we wait for the film to release on October 12th 2012. Watch the teaser clip here.

Later on that day, The Playlist reported from the Cannes Film Festival that a select group of journalists gathered and watched an extended trailer for The Master. The screening was shown by Harvey Weinstein himself. Not completely surprising, their impressions from the extended trailer were positive. Even comparing the opening slow dolly shot to something reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick. [Playlist]

The Master was just one of three films Weinstein previewed to the journalists. The other two were David O. Russell’s The Silver Linings Playbook and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. None of these films were shown at the Cannes festival, but are films The Weinstein Company has bought the rights to.

Apparently Paul Thomas Anderson has screened The Master for one of Scientology’s most famous follower Tom Cruise. Unsurprisingly, Tom Cruise “had issues” with some parts of The Master according to The Wrap. As you probably know P.T. Anderson and Tom Cruise have worked together in Magnolia and have remained friends since. This undoubtedly added some awkwardness to that friendship. The Weinstein Company also plans to screen the film to John Travolta. [The Wrap]

The staff here at Way Too Indie prepares you for the summer with our Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of Summer 2012. The article is definitely worth checking out as you are bound to find a few surprise picks in there. See our Top 10 Summer Films list.

The cast of Wes Anderson’s newest film, Moonrise Kingdom, is stacked with big names such as; Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, and more. But one name that is typically synonymous with Wes Anderson films, Owen Wilson, does not appear in it. Not to worry though as Paste Magazine reports that Owen Wilson will appear in the next Wes Anderson film. No word yet on what that next film will be but he has apparently already started working on the script for it. [Paste Magazine]

Author: Dustin Jansick

Dustin Jansick is an independent film critic who also enjoys; indie music, cooking, technology, sports, puzzles, graphic design, and P.T. Anderson films. He is the founder and editor of Way Too Indie which means he reviews hundreds of movies each year and is a proud member of the OFCS.

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