First Trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” Released

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We finally have the first trailer for the upcoming big screen adaptation of “Inherent Vice” and if you weren’t excited before, you should be now! The film comes from director Paul Thomas Anderson and is adapted from the novel by Thomas Pynchon.

Inherent Vice is a comedy-noir set in Southern California in the late ‘60s, with Joaquin Phoenix starring as detective Doc Sportello. 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.

Other members of the impressive cast include Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Jenna Malone. The film is narrated by Joanna Newsom and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood contributes the score.

Inherent Vice will first premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 4th before opening in theaters on December 12th. You can watch the trailer below:

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