Joaquin Phoenix's Eerie Performance in "The Master" Teaser

Posted Monday May 21, 2012 4:56 PM GMT

The Weinstein Company released a sneak peek of its latest film “The Master” today (May 21) giving audiences a subtle hint of the mysterious performances in store.

The Paul Thomas Anderson film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, and Rami Malek.

It’s set in America in the years after World War II and follows the charismatic character played by Hoffman as he launches a faith-based organization along with Phoenix’s character. Things start to go south as the group starts to gather a large following and the “Doubt” star finds himself questioning the plan altogether.

The film is set to hit theaters on October 12.

Watch the teaser below!

Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company