The Wrap has reported that Benicio Del Toro may be eyeing a role in the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film, a big screen adaptation of the novel, “Inherent Vice.” The novel comes from author Thomas Pynchon and was published in 2009.
Del Toro most recently starred in Oliver Stone’s Savages, would star opposite Joaquin Phoenix, playing an unlicensed attorney to the Doc Sportello character.
The novel is officially described as follows:
Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon- private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era.
In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre that is at once exciting and accessible, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren’t there.
It’s been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex- girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” except that this one usually leads to trouble.
There is no word yet on a projected release date or when production of the project will begin.