While there was a five year break in between the last two features from director Paul Thomas Anderson, that type of gap doesn’t appear to be set for the director’s next project.
Cigarettes and Red Vines has revealed that the auteur’s new picture, his adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice, is set to start shooting this very month. Casting appears to also be starting as this is being written, so all systems are go for this much anticipated project.
Coming off of The Master, the small noir adaptation will be a decidedly different step for the director to make, but he’ll be joined by a long time partner. Robert Elswit will reteam with Anderson, marking another partnership with only The Master being the only film the two haven’t worked together on. Joaquin Phoenix will be staring, so this is definitely one of the most intriguing films now currently in production.
Personally, I can’t wait to see what this holds for us. Anderson is possibly this country’s greatest living filmmaker, and he certainly makes this country’s most exciting pieces of art. Toss in a premise involving a private detective in ‘60s LA, and you have a film that can’t get here fast enough.
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