Katherine Waterston is the latest addition to the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. Deadline reports that she’ll be starring as Shasta Fay, the ex-girlfriend of Joaquin Phoenix’s character alongside Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin and, likely, Sean Penn 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.
In addition to her work on stage, Waterston has appeared in recent films like Taking Woodstock, Being Flynn and The Factory.
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