Benicio Del Toro Heads to Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’

Last week we brought you word that Paul Thomas Anderson’s follow-up to this year’s brilliant duel character study The Master, would begin shooting this month. His adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s stoner detective novel Inherent Vice has been in the works since 2010, but is finally set to start production thanks to Warner Bros. backing and Robert Elswit shooting the picture. And now, as expected, the cast list seems to be rolling in with Benicio del Toro now in talks to join the cast of Anderson’s counterculture noir film. 

We learn from The Wrap that Del Toro would be taking on the role of an attorney who is "always trying to help the protagonist out of trouble, though he’s not an actual criminal lawyer." Not the lead role, but knowing Del Toro, this could be a memorable one. My mind wanders to his wonderful Dr. Gonzo. In addition, Cigarettes & Red Vines tells us that Anderson has once again brought on Kevin J. O’Conner for the picture, whom we’ve seen in There Will Be Blood and The Master

So this is just the beginning of the casting influx but in the coming months there’s sure to be plenty of information so if you’re as excited for this as I, stayed tuned—we’ll be keeping close watch. In the meantime, let’s watch some more videos of PTA talking movies.

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