The Master director has said he will take on a "secretarial role" in his next project.
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Based on Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel, the tale is set in Los Angeles in 1969 and centres around a private detective who embarks on a strange case for a former lover that involves infidelity and kidnapping.
Anderson has compared the project to There Will Be Blood - his adaptation of Upton Sinclair's Oil!.
"It's more secretarial," he told The New York Times. "The credit should be like 'secretary to the author'.
"But it's no less fun. In some ways it's just what the doctor ordered right now for me: being more selfless."
The Master has received three Golden Globe nominations for the performances of Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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