Despite all the effort of Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology to stop the PT Anderson film entitled, The Master they have failed. Although the movie has just come out it had the best opening weekend of all time and it was featured at both the Toronto and Venice film festivals. Where it won awards for acting and directing after its premiere and is currently being seen as an early contender for the Oscars.
PT Anderson admitted at the Venice film festival that it was inspired by L Ron Hubbard and the early days of Dianetics. However he would later state, "This is a fabricated story: pure fiction." And Philip Seymour Hoffman (who's character resembles Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard) is quoted saying that 'It's not a Scientology movie."