Josh Brolin to Join in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice

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Josh Brolin has signed onto P.T. Anderson's Inherent Vice, which will be based on Thomas Pynchon's novel of the same name. 

Brolin joins a stellar cast that includes Joaquin Phoenix, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, and Martin Short, among others. Anderson's Oscar-winning film There Will Be Blood was an adaptation of Oil! by Upton Sinclair.

The film begins shooting this Summer and is scheduled for release in 2014.


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Official Plot Synopsis

The official synopsis of Thomas Pynchon’s novel, Inherent Vice: In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre that is at once exciting and accessible, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren’t there. It’s been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex- girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” except that this one usually leads to trouble. Undeniably one of the most influential writers at work today, Pynchon has penned another unforgettable book.