Lots of odds and ends this afternoon, so let's get right to it.
First off, you'll notice a slate of fresh new names added to the Inherent Vice IMDb page. We caught wind a week or two ago that Jeannie Berlin, daughter of comedy legend/writer/director Elaine May, had possibly joined the cast as Aunt Reet but weren't able to verify until now. Alongside Aunt Reet, the characters of Luz and Jade have been filled by Yvette Yates and Hong Chau, respectively. They are two up-and-comers who, it would appear, are best known for their television work of late.
Another small but substantial tidbit we picked up from our man @TheInSneider recently is that Josh Brolin appears poised to nab the pivotal roll of Bigfoot for the film. We obviously can't wait to see what he (or any of these folks) will do with the material.
Moving right along: A cherry article from Variety this week has divulged some specifics about where the production stands right now, in addition to discussing the status of some other pending Warner pics. The good stuff: Inherent Vice is just completing its second week of principal photography and scheduled to wrap on August 2. The article notes several areas -- PTA's native San Fernando Valley, a storefront in Slauson Blvd (presumably the Dr. Tubeside set?), driving set-ups in Malibu and Canoga Blvd, and a warehouse in Chinatown -- as the first covered in the production, but our on-the-ground source says that the man himself was seen operating camera (!) in the Long Beach area as well. Others are sure to roll out in the coming days, weeks, blah blah blah.
Next up: there's a beautifully written article on the work of PTA by a gent named Jack Welch out of the University of Tulsa. Make sure to give that a read before kneeling at your Ghoulardi altar before bed tonight.
Finally (I think finally, anyway), an Inherent Vice wiki-bible of sorts has been unearthed from the interwebs and we have been assured that it is spoiler free. So if you want to know everything about the book without actually reading the book, give that a peek here (via xixax).
We're also planning on having a super fun Flashback Friday for you this week, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
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