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Eric Roberts Is Also In 'Inherent Vice' & How Paul Thomas Anderson Helped 'Anchorman' Get Made

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2013 12:31 PM
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You want Eric Roberts in a movie? Just call him. Because seriously, look at his IMDB page—dude will take whatever comes his way and he's got about fifty kajillion projects on the go. He doesn't discriminate either. In the same year he popped up in "The Dark Knight" he also did a stint on "Entourage" and appeared in "Witless Protection" with Larry The Cable Guy. And yet even with all that, one part he's played seems to have flown safely under the radar. Yep, he's in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice."

Josh Brolin Calls 'Inherent Vice' Shoot "Great" & "Absolute Fucking Chaos"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2013 3:24 PM
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These days, a shoot on a Paul Thomas Anderson film tends to involve a close knit bunch of people, sworn to secrecy, and indulging in wherever his imagination might go next. While not quite Terrence Malick in terms of jumping off script and going off to shoot the migration of a rare species of bird, Anderson does shoot a lot of film, and as fans found out with "The Master," he leaves a lot on the cutting room floor. And we'd wager that will be the same for his upcoming adaptation of "Inherent Vice," particularly if Josh Brolin's words are anything to go by.

Singer Joanna Newsom Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • August 8, 2013 10:59 AM
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Filming on Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" has been underway for about two months now in Los Angeles and yet casting continues to trickle in. Due to the secretive nature of the production it seems like the only way anyone in the cast is actually confirmed is been when a picture of them on set hits the web. We know that so far the ensemble includes *deep breath* Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Martin Short, Jena Malone, Kevin J. O'Connor, Katherine Waterston, Timothy Simons, Peter McRobbie, Sasha Pieterse and Sean Penn (possibly/maybe). As if the cast roster could not possibly get any cooler, it looks like singer Joanna Newsom will be in the film as well.

Jonah From 'Veep' Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2013 3:55 PM
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While we've had our issues with "Veep" there is no denying that the show features an unbelievable murderer's row of comic talent, and probably the hardest job falls to Timothy Simons. He plays the monstrously tall Jonah, the White House aide who is often the target of Armando Ianucci's deadly one liner insults, while also being saddled with playing awkward, unlikeable and yet sympathetic all at once. But it seems he's found a fan in Paul Thomas Anderson.

Paul Thomas Anderson Has Found His Shasta For 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2013 9:55 PM
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With cameras now rolling on Paul Thomas Anderson's next movie, the Thomas Pynchon adaptation "Inherent Vice," the cast continues to grow and one of the key lead characters has been found, but it's not any A-list name.

Josh Brolin Joins Growing Ensemble Cast Of Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 4:00 PM
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So, is "Inherent Vice" shaping up to feature Paul Thomas Anderson's biggest ensemble cast since "Magnolia?" It sure seems that way at the moment, people are falling out of trees to take roles in this thing.

Sean Penn Reportedly Circling A Role In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 19, 2013 9:30 AM
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Sean Penn
Since "Magnolia," Paul Thomas Anderson has mostly eschewed the starry ensemble. Not that A-listers haven't been in his films, but each of his last three films -- "Punch Drunk Love," "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master" -- have been anchored by one or two titanic performances by big names, but have featured supporting casts including a few names from PTA' s rep company, and other mostly unfamiliar faces.

Reese Witherspoon Finally Gets To Work With Paul Thomas Anderson As She Signs For 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2013 8:30 PM
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Reese Witherspoon
It's lost to the mists of time now, but when the project first emerged, there was talk that Reese Witherspoon was going to appear in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," as Peggy, the manipulative wife of Lancaster Dodd. For whatever reason (let's hope it wasn't a scheduling conflict with "This Means War"), it didn't come to pass, but it seems like Witherspoon and PTA are still mutual admirers, as Deadline bring news that the actress has just signed on to the director's new project, "Inherent Vice."

Owen Wilson Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' With Joaquin Phoenix & Benicio Del Toro

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2013 7:50 PM
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With "Punch Drunk Love," Paul Thomas Anderson managed to find the dark, vulnerable core at the center of Adam Sandler's schtick and turn into something memorable, compelling and unique. Can he do the same for Owen Wilson's shaggy, goofy, lovable, slacker/surfer vibe?

Benicio Del Toro Lawyers Up For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' With Joaquin Phoenix

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 6, 2013 10:38 PM
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Paul Thomas Anderson's latest, "Inherent Vice" is a major gear shift for the director of the much more opaque and sinister "The Master" and "There Will Be Blood." The filmmaker's talked about making a pure comedy for quite some time, and while we wonder if it'll ever happen (PTA's sensibilities thankfully being a little too askew), perhaps this adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's idler gumshoe novel will be the closest he gets for some time. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, "Inherent Vice" reads something like Raymond Chandler meets the Venice Beach slacker stereotype of that era mixed in with just a smidgen of "Cheech & Chong." The novel, like the film, follows an inept, pot-smoking private detective Doc Sportello (played by Joaquin Phoenix) as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl, who also happens to be one of his ex-girlfriends. It's very much “The Big Sleep” meets Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye" (another Chandler adaptation) and it should be interesting to see PTA take a more loose and languid approach to this hazy age of cannabis and low-gear layabouts (and yes, it's "The Big Lebowski"-esque on the surface, but it's also its own beast).

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