Joaquin Phoenix, who hasn’t acted since his “retirement” that precipitated I’m Still Here, is in early talks to join Philip Seymour Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled religious drama.

Anderson is directing from his own original script, which chronicles a disaffected disciple’s relationship with the founder of a new faith that closely mirrors Scientology.

Hoffman will play Lancaster Dodd, a charismatic intellectual known as The Master, while Phoenix would play Freddie Sutton, an alcholic drifter who becomes his right-hand man only to begin questioning his manipulative mentor.

He’s 36.

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Joaquin Phoenix, who hasn’t acted since his “retirement” that precipitated I’m Still Here, is in early talks to join Philip Seymour Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled religious drama. Anderson is directing from his own original script, which chronicles a disaffected disciple’s relationship with the founder...