Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) is a troubled, boozy drifter struggling with the trauma of World War II and whatever inner demons ruled his life before that. On a fateful night in 1950, Freddie boards a passing boat and meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the charismatic leader of a religious movement called the Cause. Freddie tries hard to adhere to Dodd's weird teachings and forms a close bond with his mentor, even as other members of Dodd's inner circle see him as a threat.
Director: Paul Anderson
Producer: Joanne Sellar, Daniel Lupi, Paul Anderson, Megan Ellison, Adam Somner and Ted Schipper
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern and Jesse Plemons