Reese Witherspoon Finds Inherent Vice


Reese Witherspoon is the latest addition to the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. Deadline reports that she’ll be reteaming with her Walk the Line co-star Joaquin Phoenix, as well as Benicio Del Toro and Owen Wilson in the big screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel, which is officially described as follows:

Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon- private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era.

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.

Witherspoon, who recently starred in Jeff Nichols’ Mud, will soon be back on the big screen for Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three tale, Devil’s Knot.

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