If all goes according to plan, "Inherent Vice" will be starting to film within the next 3 months which means that casting announcements should be coming very soon. While it appears that Charlize may no longer be attached to the film (if she ever was) due to 2 other conflicting engagements -- "A Million Ways To Die In The West" and "Dark Places" both of which film in the window where 'Vice' looks to shoot -- Joaquin looks to be a lock. Recent pictures show the actor is in the process of growing out his Doc Sportello hair. Will he be reunited with his "The Master" co-star? It doesn't look like it. Friend of the site Katie Calautti had a chance to sit down with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken for Huffington Post to promote their new film, "A Late Quartet," and naturally the conversation turned to 'Vice.'
While we work on getting Christopher cast in the next "Hunger Games" movie, allow me to also ask about Paul Thomas Anderson's next film: Are you confirmed for "Inherent Vice"?Read the entire interview over at HuffPo. Disappointing to be sure, as it not only would've been the 6th collaboration for PTA & PSH but would've been absolutely fascinating to see PSH and Joaquin sharing the screen in completely different roles.
Hoffman: Not as of now, which is cool. I mean, it's so -- with me and him it's just kind of, you know, when it's right, it's right. But I knew about "Inherent Vice" a long time ago -- I always know what's going on. Sometimes I do readings and stuff for him.
Why haven't you been in a Paul Thomas Anderson movie yet, Christopher?
Walken: He hasn't asked me!
Hoffman: Actually, I should mention Chris for "Inherent Vice"!
Walken: You know what's funny, I love "Boogie Nights." I've seen it a lot. Just yesterday morning I watched it. Somebody said it's a movie about a family. That's a nice way of putting it.
Hoffman: Yeah! It is!
Walken: It's a very wholesome movie! The whole thing -- Burt Reynolds is papa, and he's a good papa. He's a decent man.
Hoffman: Yeah, and he takes back the kids. They go out, and they cause trouble, and they come back.
Walken: Yeah, they come back at the end! It's a really nice movie. And Alfred Molina is so cool.
Hoffman: So great! One of the great cameos ever.
I'm losing count of how many times people this awards season have won statues and mentioned "The Master" in their speech.
Hoffman: Oh, people are doing that? Yeah, they didn't give Paul enough credit there. But that's how I feel about Paul. He's a great talent. A really gifted filmmaker.
It's a legendary relationship, between the two of you.
Hoffman: Yeah, we're very close friends -- we've known each other 20 years now? Very, very close.
In other news, "The Master" Blu-ray is on the way (check out some pictures of the packaging here) and The Playlist has a detailed rundown of all the special features on the disc and Blu-ray.com has a 4.5/5 star review on their site. If you've been enjoying our "Making The Master" series, you'll be happy to know that the next installment will be coming tomorrow. Stay tuned.
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