With shooting set to begin in a few weeks time, Paul Thomas Anderson is busy filling out the cast for Inherent Vice. Now he’s lined up a Walk The Line reunion by adding Reese Witherspoon to the cast, who’ll join Joaquin Phoenix in the movie, according to Deadline. TheWrap adds that Martin Short and Jena Malone will also be in the film.
Based on Thomas Pynchon’s novel, the 1970s set movie follows Doc Sportello (Phoenix), a pot-smoking private detective who investigates a case involving a kidnapped woman. However he finds himself involved in something much larger. Benicio Del Toro is playing Sportello’s lawyer and friend in need. Witherspoon and Short’s roles haven’t been revealed, but Malone will play a former drug addict in need of Sportello’s help.
Owen Wilson will also be in the film in an as-yet-undisclosed role.