There have been big gaps between most Paul Thomas Anderson movies, but there’ll only be a couple of years between The Master and Inherent Vice, which should be in cinemas at the end of the year.
Now EW has debuted the first image, which features a massively mutton-chopped Joaquin Phoenix getting a bit intense with Josh Brolin.
The movie is based on Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel of the same name, which follows Los Angeles private detective Doc Sportello (Phoenix) in 1969. It’s described as being, ‘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.
Katherine Waterson, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone and Martin Short also star.