TIFF 2012: Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' to Play Toronto Fest

The Hollywood Reporter
'The Master' Added to Venice Competition Lineup

With the Toronto International Film Festival poised to announce a new batch of galas and special screenings on Aug. 14, artistic director Cameron Baily took to Twitter Monday to announce that one of those films will be Paul Thomas Anderson’s eagerly-awaited The Master.

“Because @drdotson & so many others asked, YES, #TIFF12 will screen Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. In 70mm, y’all,” Bailey tweeted Monday afternoon.

The Master, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, and said to be inspired by the early days of Scientology, will have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 1 before moving on to Toronto, where TIFF kicks off on Sept. 6.

The Weinstein Co. is releasing the film domestically Sept. 14