Phoenix, Hoffman to star in 'Blood' follow-up

The Weinstein Company has acquired the rights to Paul Thomas Anderson’s next as-of-yet untitled project.

Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman are set to star.

Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison will finance.

Anderson hasn’t been behind the camera since 2007’s “There Will be Blood.”

Untitled pic has often been referred to as “The Master” and is said to be an religious drama loosely based on the beginnings of Scientology.

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