Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Master” On Hold

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” looks to have hit a bit of trouble reports Total Film via The Playlist.

The religious drama has been “postponed indefinitely at this point” according to co-star Jeremy Renner who added that “it really kind of stalled because when we were rehearsing – [Philip Seymour Hoffman], Paul and myself – we kept coming up against a wall that we couldn’t overcome. Or at least Paul couldn’t overcome.”

Recently doing press for “Jack Goes Boating”, Philip Seymour Hoffman said of “The Master” that “I don’t quite know what that is at the moment, but hopefully I will and hopefully I’ll be part of something soon. It would be great to work with him again.”

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

As the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the drifter finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor.

JoAnne Sellar will produce. Filming on the $35 million project was originally planned to kick off last month, no word on a new date when it could resume.