With the film now only a few weeks away from having its debut in the public sphere (after a run on the festival circuit) Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master has seen its final trailer arrive, and it’s yet another doozy.
I admittedly adored the film when I had the chance to see it in 70mm in Chicago earlier this August, and while this is just as startling as the rest of the spots, it stands to prove the film’s strongest suit. Having seen it, I can comfortably say that while many may not like the film, each person will take out of this ever so enigmatic little beast something different. Each trailer has been different, ranging from seemingly meta-commentary on the life of the film’s star, Joaquin Phoenix, all the way to this final spot which hints at the film’s proto-cult focus, and everything in between. Simply put, it’s one of the most interesting and thought provoking films in years.
And in other interesting news, two films have seen their casts fill out in quite the intriguing ways. First, Deadline reports that actress Abbie Cornish has joined the cast of the upcoming film, Fellini Black And White, which tells the story of the auteur’s first trip to LA to attend the Oscars in 1957, in support of his nominated film, Nights Of Cabiria. With Cabiria itself getting a revamp only a few years after a semi-sequel to Fellini’s 8 Â½ hit in the form of Nine, one could argue that Fellini himself (whose Satyricon was just revealed to be a part of this year’s NYFF in a restored print screening) is having just as big of a revival as someone like Hitchcock, who is also getting the biopic treatment. This film is being penned and helmed by Henry Bromwell.
Finally, because he isn’t in enough things already, star Michael Fassbender is in talks to join Natalie Portman in Lynne Ramsay’s upcoming film, Jane Got A Gun. The film follows ‘a woman married to an outlaw who returns home bullet-riddled and half-dead, betrayed by criminal confederates hot on his heals.’ Fassbender would take on that very role. All in all, the idea of Fassbender, Portman and Ramsay teaming on what sounds like one hell of a revenge thriller/western is all too enticing to pass up. Ramsay is one of film’s most interesting filmmakers, and the pair of Fassbender and Portman could prove to be one of the best on screen pairings in quite some time.