Before signing up to play Lois Lane in Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel, Amy Adams is setting some time aside to appear in a good film. She has been cast in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master to play the wife of Phillip Seymour Hoffman‘s “Master,” a character who goes by the name of Lancaster Dodd. This announcement follows yesterday’s news that Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, and Laura Dern were cast.
The role was originally offered to Reese Witherspoon last year, but when production ground to a halt when everyone in Hollywood realized that they were biting the hand that feeds them with the thinly-veiled treatment of Scientology. As such, the project went away, and so did Witherspoon.
It’ unknown exactly how much this project’s subject matter parallels the story of L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology and how critical of the topic it is, especially after a possible rewrite late last year before mega-badass Megan Ellison saved the project, but it’s safe to say that any story about Scientology is sure to raise a few eyebrows in Hollywood. You know, due to all those freaky Scientologists.
Production on the film starts on June 13th.