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Sean Penn Might Be in PTA's 'Inherent Vice' Too


Paul Thomas Anderson may have found yet another brooding actor to balance out his newfound collection of yellow-haired Vince Vaughn co-stars. PTA blog Cigarettes & Red Vines (via) reports Sean Penn has entered talks to join Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, and Owen Wilson in the director's next film, Inherent Vice. Penn would likely be playing a powerful and violent loan shark, also joining Jena Malone, Kevin O'Connor, and, amazingly, Martin Short in the Thomas Pynchon adaptation. Penn has never worked with the director before but nearly did back in 2002, when he was attached for a time to Philip Seymour Hoffman's role in Punch-Drunk Love. And speaking of, is there a reason Philip Seymour Hoffman not in this yet? I know he wasn't in There Will Be Blood, but come on. We all want to see that pudgy little face looking distressed. Let's get it in there.

  • May 16, 2013
    Bringing back together the award-winning chemistry of Walk the Line, and also half the leads of the 2010 James L. Brooks comedy How Do You Know, Paul Thomas Anderson has added Reese Witherspoon to the cast of Inherent Vice. She'll appear alongside former co-stars Joaquin Phoeni... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2013
    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 →
  • May 7, 2013
    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 no... / Continue →
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