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

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by Sophia Savage
January 24, 2013 4:24 PM
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Phoenix in The Master
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.

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  • 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....

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