08/28/2012 08:34 am ET

Final 'Master' Trailer: Philip Seymour Hoffman Wants Joaquin Phoenix To Stay (VIDEO)

The good news about summer winding down? That "The Master" is even closer to release. Paul Thomas Anderson's highly anticipated film is just over two weeks away from opening in New York and Los Angeles, with a nationwide rollout to follow on Sept. 21.

Of course, that doesn't mean "The Master" has been kept under wraps. The Weinstein Company has already shown the film at 70mm-equipped theaters in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, with other screenings set for festivals in Venice and Toronto as well.

TWC released a final trailer for "The Master" on Monday, which highlights some new footage from the film while offering up more of its unsettling vibe. Watch the look on star Philip Seymour Hoffman's face when he says "discovered" about halfway through the clip and try not to get the heebie-jeebies.

About a man who creates his own religious following in the 1950s, "The Master" has often been compared to Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard, but everyone involved with the film has publicly downplayed any connections to the controversial religion. See for yourself when "The Master" opens on Sept. 14 in New York and Los Angeles. Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams all star.

[via IMDb]

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