"The Master" to premiere at Venice Film Festival

SANTA BARBARA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: (L-R) Director Paul thomas Anderson and actor Philip Seymour Hoffman attend the SBIFF Riviera Award honoring Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Marjorie Luke Theatre on February 11, 2006 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images) Stephen Shugerman

From left, Paul Thomas Anderson and Philip Seymour Hoffman attend the SBIFF Riviera Award event on Feb. 11, 2006, in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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(CBS/AP) Director Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" will be the 18th film competing for its coveted Golden Lion award at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.

The movie, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, will premiere Sept. 1.

Read more: Venice Film Festival unveils lineup

Anderson, the director of "Magnolia" and "There Will Be Blood," is the 12th director in the competition who is screening a film for the first time in Venice.

The festival announced the remaining 17 competing films last month, including another four by American directors, including Brian De Palma and Terrence Malick.

By recent tradition, the title of the final "secret film" was delayed.

The 69th Biennale opens Aug. 29 with Mira Nair's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," which shows out of competition.

There will be several U.S. films appearing outside the competition, too, including Jonathan Demme's "Enzo Avitabile Music Life," Spike Lee's "Bad 25," a documentary about Michael Jackson, and a new film by Robert Redford called "The Company You Keep."

Check out a trailer for "The Master":


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