Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix May Reteam for 1969-Set Comedy 'Inherent Vice'

News
by Sophia Savage
January 24, 2013 4:24 PM
1 Comment
  • |

Phoenix in 'The Master'
Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to star in Paul Thomas Anderson's next film, "Inherent Vice." The duo's "The Master" topped many high-brow Best of 2012 lists, and Phoenix even got an Oscar nomination despite his disdain for campaigning and his opinion that awards are "total utter bullshit."

The upcoming Anderson film -- penned by the director and said to be a comedy -- follows a stoner detective known as Larry "Doc" Sportello who tries to solve a case in 1969 Los Angeles. Robert Downey Jr. was previously pegged for the role, but the idea of Phoenix playing a comedic detective is far more intriguing.

You might also like:

1 Comment

  • Gary Palmucci | January 24, 2013 4:58 PMReply

    Sophia, Inherent Vice actually takes place in the spring of 1970, for those of us old enough to remember....

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • LISTEN: On KCRW's The Treatment, Mindy ...
  • Brad Pitt to Star in David Michôd's ...
  • Arthouse Audit: 'Only Lovers Left Alive' ...
  • Fox's Jim Gianopulos to Deliver USC ...
  • Pulitzer Prize Winners Unveiled
  • The Highs and Lows of the Meaningless ...
  • Watch: Highlights from Seth Rogen's ...
  • Box Office Top Ten: 'Captain America' ...
  • Career Watch: As 'Mad Men' Enters Its ...
  • WATCH: Guillermo Arriaga's Anthology ...