Paul Thomas Anderson's Scientology Movie Shelved

By Nx Doyle,  Newser User
Posted Sep 21, 2010 6:08 PM CDT Posted Sep 21, 2010 6:08 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Sep 21, 2010 8:15 PM CDT
Scientology Movie Shelved
A file photo of The Bridge Publications warehouse in Los Angeles. Thousands of previously unreleased recordings of lectures and writings by L. Ron Hubbard are being released in digital format.   (AP)

Director Paul Thomas Anderson's Scientology project has stalled, according to The movie was to feature actors Jeremy Renner and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Renner told TotalFilm that The Master, which would have focused on Scientology and an L. Ron Hubbard-like figure, has been postponed indefinitely.

“I was really bummed about that," he said. "It really kind of stalled because when we were rehearsing—Phil, Paul and myself—we kept coming up against a wall that we couldn’t overcome. Or at least Paul couldn’t overcome.” Read the full article. (More Scientology stories.)

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