Thursday, May 30, 2013

‘Inherent Vice' To Begin Filming Today


Almost 2 years to the day after "The Master" began shooting back in 2011, "Inherent Vice" is ready to go before cameras today. The 7th film by Paul Thomas Anderson centers on a pothead private eye named "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) and his hazy adventures in late 60's Los Angeles among a large cast of eccentric characters.

'Vice' is the first authorized adaptation of any of author Thomas Pynchon's work and PTA (in performing his second adaptation after "There Will Be Blood") has stated that this time he'll hew much closer to the source material, which is an embarrassment of riches. ("It's like somebody dumped bags of gold in front of me and I can only take so much with me. What do I do?")

PTA has described his vision for it as being like "a 'Cheech & Chong' movie" but those who know his work can probably guess it'll end up a million miles from there. This will easily be his starriest cast since "Magnolia" featuring a mix of PTA veterans and first-timers with many more major roles yet to be announced which reveals he may also be taking inspiration from the star-studded satires of the late '60s.

After a 5 year gap between his previous 3 features, a 2014 release would make 'Vice' will be the shortest window between PTA films since "Boogie Nights" (1997) to "Magnolia (1999). To help you keep track of all the latest news on the project we've launched our "Inherent Vice" info page which we'll continue to update throughout production.

It doesn't have a home yet on the nav bar, but for now you can find it here and at the bottom of every post. Currently the page features a synopsis, work-in-progress cast & crew listing, trailer for the novel (narrated by Thomas Pynchon) and a brief timeline of the project which dates all the way back to 2010.

Check out the "Inherent Vice" info page.

Find more information about the film on our Inherent Vice page.
Stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates.

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NOTE: Site contributor Cory, who wrote this update, has moved onto other endeavors. I speak on behalf of the readers in saying the 3 years of assistance & effort provided to the Vines is/was greatly appreciated. Best, CJW

21 comments:

  1. Sweet. Hopefully I won't have to travel 6 hours to the nearest city that'll be playing this movie when it comes out.

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  2. How cool, good luch Joaquin and all the cast members

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    1. good luck Joaquin Phoenix

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  3. AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  4. I sooo wanna find where they're shooting. I wanna be a PA. Jesus I'd do it for free.

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    1. Yeah if somebody in production is reading this and looking for help of any kind, PLEASE leave some contact info!

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    2. I'm trying to offer my sexual services, free of charge to any hung daddy on the set. Quaaludes, blow, and scooby doo acid come free with any bluelight old-fashioned.

      Potential johns should sit in McLaren park with their dick in the mud until they hear the sounds of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" declaimed by Mr. Edison.

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    3. I would actually PAY to be a PA.....

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    4. same dude. big bucks

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  5. So sad modage is leaving...!!!

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    1. Yeah, he will be missed!

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  6. Is CJW moving on to The Dissolve?

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  7. Are they finished with casting? Still rooting for Rob Pattinson in this one!

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  8. The word now is Katherine Waterston is playing Shasta

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  9. looks like Resse Witherspoon is playing Hope after all...

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    1. Why do you think Hope? Why not Sloane?

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    2. I'm guessing she'll play Penny, Doc's lawyer fling.

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  10. Have C&RV contacted Phillip Seymour Hoffman's people to see if he is in this ? Did they deny it??

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  11. Great, I hope cigs and red vines, shows us leaked on set images.

    - Brady

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  12. How many more roles still eyed or need casting? I'm with you, thought RPattz was coming,

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