In a move that could extend his drug-fueled legal practice beyond the hazy confines of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Benicio del Toro is in talks to play attorney to a pot-smoking detective in Inherent Vice. Paul Thomas Anderson is adapting and directing the Thomas Pynchon novel, and Joaquin Phoenix is attached to make re-team with his The Master director in the lead role. He's playing oft-stoned P.I. Doc Sportello, on the case to find a kidnapped girl. TheWrap says Del Toro's attorney role sees him offering legal counsel despite his not being a criminal lawyer; it's apparently a small part but "expected to be a potential scene-stealer." Degree of scene stolen will likely depend on where Philip Seymour Hoffman is inevitably given clearance to weep and/or shout.
Ever maintaining a delicate balance of intellectual, auteur-driven fare, Frat Pack jerkery, and lending dogs/vehicles a Texas drawl, Owen Wilson is adding another film to the dwindling first category with a part in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice. TheWrap reports he's in n... / Continue →
With shooting on Star Trek 2 aiming for a January start, director J.J. Abrams is back to searching for someone to play his film's villain after negotiations with Benicio del Toro failed to come any agreement last week. For the last month, there have been rumors that del Toro wa... / Continue →
Bad news, my Villistas: Johnny Depp won't be playing Pancho Villa anymore. Over a year ago, Depp was in talks to play the lead in director Emir Kusturica's awkwardly-titled biopic, Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman With Six Fingers, but he's now reportedly been forced... / Continue →