Late last night it was reported Benicio Del Toro is in negotiations to join the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Inherent Vice, which will begin lensing this month.
Based on Thomas Pynchon’s novel “Inherent Vice”, the story follows 1960s stoner P.I. Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) who is hired by an ex-girlfriend to investigate the disappearance of her wealthy lover. Del Toro will reportedly play Sportello’s lawyer friend, which I’m sure, for many, calls up immediate memories of Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, though I expect this character won’t be nearly as outrageous and the role is said to be small, but crucial.
Additionally, Cigarettes and Red Vines reports Anderson is bringing back There Will be Blood and The Master character actor Kevin J. O’Connor for a role, though his character has not yet been revealed. [The Wrap]