The already star-studded cast of Inherent Vice adds another big name by way of Josh Brolin in an undisclosed role. Paul Thomas Anderson’s big screen adaptation of the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel currently features big names such as Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon and, likely, Sean Penn.
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.
Not much has been released about the project. Hardly any of the roles have been revealed nor has the production scheduled or projected release date. With the cast list filling up fast, more news will have to be released soon.