Paul Thomas Anderson Gets Three More Names

Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons, and David Warshofsky have all signed on for “There Will Be Blood” helmer Paul Thomas Anderson’s new untitled project loosely based on the foundation of Scientology which is set up at Annapurna Pictures.

The story is focus on the relationship between The Master (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic intellectual who hatches a faith-based organization that begins to catch on in America in 1952, and the 20-something alcoholic drifter (Joaquin Phoenix) who becomes his right-hand man.

Plemons is plays the son of The Master while Warshofsky will play a police detective. Dern’s role is unspecified. Shooting begins mid-June in Sacramento.