If seeing the recently released first trailer for director Paul Thomas Anderson's (There Will Be Blood) upcoming drama The Master got you excited to see the movie, you now have a month less to wait. Originally set for release on Oct. 12, The Weinstein Co. has moved The Master's opening to Sept. 14 in Los Angeles and New York before opening nationwide on Sept. 21. THR reports that the movie could premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, which starts Sept. 6.
In order to facilitate the move, The Weinstein Co. has moved the Brad Pitt-starring thriller Killing Them Softly (formerly Cogan's Trade) from September 21 to October 19. The moves will likely be seen as a way to take advantage of the publicity surround the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, as The Master is clearly based on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, but Harvey Weinstein wouldn't admit to a Scientology connection in the movie during an interview with The Huffington Post. more about The Master and Killing Them Softly >>