In my eyes Paul Thomas Anderson is pretty much the most bulletproof director working in Hollywood today. After a string of movies including the likes of Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and There Will Be Blood I’ve built up faith that anything he does is going to be extraordinary. So I’ve been following the development of his next film, which stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as the founder of a Scientology-like cult, very closely. In a happy bit of news, it seems like the film is one step closer to starting production, as in the past week several casting decisions have been made.

Firstly, Variety reported that Friday Night Lights star Jesse Plemons had been cast as Hoffman’s son. Despite the desperate pleas of some of my TV-phile friends, I’ve never seen an episode of Friday Night Lights, but looking at a picture of this kid certainly makes it seem like he could believably be Hoffman’s kid; especially if his mom was a looker. And, lo and behold, that seems to be the case as well. Deadline Muncie is reporting that acclaimed and adorable actress Amy Adams has also signed onto the picture in the role of the Hoffman character’s wife. Being a cult leader doesn’t sound like such a bad life. Working alongside a director like Anderson and actors like Hoffman and Adams is going to put Plemons in some pretty intimidating company. Let’s hope he has what it takes to rise to the occasion, and that he doesn’t pull a Paul Dano in There Will Be Blood. Oh, Paul Dano burn out of nowhere!

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