After There Will Be Blood, which might be my favorite film of the last decade, I think Paul Thomas Anderson is easily the best young writer/director. I also happen the think that Philip Seymour Hoffman, who’s appeared in every PTA film other than There Will Be Blood, is the best current actor after Daniel Day-Lewis. So the news that PTA just finished an original script for a new drama about the rise of a religious organization in the ’50’s that’s set to star Philip Seymour Hoffman might be the most exciting news I’ve heard all year.
The film is still untitled, but is expected to shoot sometime next year for a 2011 release. WOOT!