There was five years between There Will Be Blood and The Master, but Paul Thomas Anderson is keen to ensure we don’t have to wait as long for his next movie. Indeed, there are already plans to start shooting Inherent Vice in the next couple of months. Now a couple of new cast member have signed up – Benicio Del Toro and Kevin J. O’Connor.
This noir film, set in 1969 Los Angeles, is based on Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel about a weed-smoking private detective, Doc Sportello, who’s on a kidnapping case involving a missing girlfriend. Joaquin Phoenix is set to star in the lead role (taking over from Robert Downey Jr. who was attached when the movie was first mooted). Del Toro will play the small but crucial role of Sportello’s lawyer friend.
It isn’t known who Kevin J. O’Connor will play, although as he’s worked by Anderson on both There Will Be Blood and The Master, hopefully the writer/director has saved a juicy role for him. (Source: The Wrap)