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Rejoice! It's time for Paul Thomas Anderson and Philip Seymour Hoffman to work together again. After Sydney, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch Drunk Love, Variety reports that the two are teaming up for a new feature about a man who creates his own religion. But don't celebrate too much -- this news is still in the early stages. Anderson is said to be planning to submit a finished script to Universal, who will then decide whether or not they will greenlight it (um, yes please). And, the trade couldn't get comment from the studio, or either man's reps.
But here's what we do know. Should this go into production, there will be a $35 million price tag with Hoffman finally getting center stage playing "the Master" (as in master of ceremonies), a charismatic man who starts "a faith-based organization" in the 1950s. He teams up with a twentysomething drifter named Freddie »
- Monika Bartyzel
The star admits to dabbling with witchcraft, and she's so taken by magic potions and spells she had penned a spooky script about her interests.
She says, "I have this group of friends and we get together and we call ourselves The Goddesses and we wish for things and then a lot of amazing things have happened to all of us. It's five girls and one guy... He's a witch.
"We burn things... We did this thing where we were honouring the elements of earth, wind, air and fire... You do spells.
"We did this thing where we were calling on the wind and the air and this whole storm started on my roof... It was amazing... It's empowering.
"One of my friends, she didn't have a lot of money and she was like, 'I want a better apartment,' and we were doing these spells for her and then her dad just bought her an apartment."
And Graham feels U.S. President Barack Obama owes her and her friends a huge debt of gratitude for helping him win last year's election.
She adds, "My friends really wanted Obama to be elected so we all did a spell... and then he got elected... It worked out good."
And Graham even credits her witchy ways for landing her a good man.
She explains, "I wanted, like, a serious boyfriend and I requested all these things, like, 'I want him to cook, I want him to turn me onto great music... and then I got that."
And she admits her new man, filmmaker Yaniv Raz, is totally "into" her magical powers: "We'll do, like, good sex spells." »
The actress admits her folks were "horrified" by the sight of their daughter completely naked in the 1997 movie - and they've never come round to accepting the fact it was necessary for the project.
Graham says, "Part of me longs to have a mom and dad who love and accept me for who I am, but, if they never do, it's Ok."
And she's a little taken aback that people still think she's sweet and innocent after her role in the edgy film about the porn industry.
She adds, "There's this image out there of me being this fragile, innocent creature, but I actually love telling dirty jokes." »
Graham met 32-year-old Raz on the set of Son of Mourning, their new comedy - and when shooting wrapped they switched their business relationship for a romantic one.
Speaking during a charity trip to Hawaii, the 39-year-old Boogie Nights star tells Us Weekly, "We didn't start dating until after we were done filming." »
4 items from 2009
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