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TIFF 2012: Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' to Play Toronto Fest

Joaquin Phoenix in The Master - film still

Festival artistic director Cameron Bailey tweets that the drama, which debuts in Venice, will also screen in Toronto.

With the Toronto International Film Festival poised to announce a new batch of galas and special screenings on Aug. 14, artistic director Cameron Bailey took to Twitter Monday to announce that one of those films will be Paul Thomas Anderson’s eagerly-awaited The Master.

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“Because @drdotson & so many others asked, YES, #TIFF12 will screen Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. In 70mm, y’all,” Bailey tweeted Monday afternoon.

The Master, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, and said to be inspired by the early days of Scientology, will have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 1 before moving on to Toronto, where TIFF kicks off on Sept. 6.

PHOTO: 'The Master' Poster Refracts Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams

The Weinstein Co. is releasing the film domestically Sept. 14