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What is Casting Couch? It’s a daily info dump of casting news. Today we’ve got reports of new jobs for Internet favorites like Simon Pegg and Peter Dinklage, as well as a bunch of pictures of actors holding animals, because why not? Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film, Inherent Vice, is said to have somewhere around 20 important speaking roles, so it’s starting to look like it may call for the most star-studded cast he’s ever put together; or at least the most star-studded since he last did an ensemble piece like Magnolia. Anyway, Cigarettes and Red Vines is reporting that the next big name likely to join the film is Sean Penn, as he’s currently in negotiations, and if the PTA-centric blog had to take a guess as to what role he’s up for, they imagine he’s going to be playing hard-nosed loan shark Adrian Prussia. They »
- Nathan Adams
We’ve got a few interesting casting stories to share today. Briefly: Sean Penn is in talks to join the increasingly impressive cast of director Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film, Inherent Vice. Looking to expand outside of the Marvel world, Chris Evans is eyeing a starring role in the Stephen King adaptation The Ten O’Clock People. Li Bingbing (Resident Evil: Retribution) is the first Chinese actress to join the cast of Michael Bay’s sequel Transformers 4, which will feature a host of Chinese stars. Hit the jump for more on each project. While the two have been trying to work together for years, it appears that Sean Penn will finally be appearing in a Paul Thomas Anderson film. Cigarettes and Red Vines reports that Penn is in talks to sign on in an undisclosed role. Joaquin Phoenix is set to star in the Thomas Pynchon adaptation, and »
- Adam Chitwood
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Director Marc Webb has been tweeting a steady stream of photos from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, most of them easily identifiable, but his latest is a bit of a mystery. It's captioned merely "Day 73. The Future," which makes it among the most intriguing images he's shared to date. The mystery will be solved when the movie opens on May 2, 2014. [Marc Webb's Twitter via Coming Soon] Inherent Vice: Paul Thomas Anderson is following up his Academy Award-nominated The Master with an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 1960s-set detective comedy Inherent Vice, and he's assembling a killer cast. Joaquin Phoenix is playing the lead role, with Owen Wilson, Benecio Del Toro and Reese Witherspoon also on board. Now Sean Penn is in...
- Peter Martin
It’s hard to imagine how shocking Psycho‘s mid-point switcharoo must have been back in 1960, especially when you consider that audiences hadn’t even seen a flushing toilet on the big screen at that point in history (we’ve come a long way, I know). Nowadays, Psycho‘s unexpected shift – which actually takes place 47 minutes in – seems like old hat: not because it isn’t surprising or revolutionary, but because we know it so well.
In wake of what is arguably the finest example of a “shocking tone shift,” directors have experimented with the idea of changing things up a fair way into their movies with varying degrees of success. Unexpectedly taking your picture into a direction that audiences would have never imagined possible so far into in movie is risky business: there’s a chance that movie-goers won’t buy it, given how they’ve spent nearly an »
- T.J. Barnard
I've started reading Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice" while here in Cannes and unfortunately have had only enough time to get about 35 pages into it so far, but hope to have it finished by the time I get home as sleep won't be a priority on the flight home as it was on the way here. As for the film adaptation directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, it already has Joaquin Phoenix aboard, playing stoner P.I. Larry "Doc" Sportello who is hired by an ex-girlfriend to investigate the disappearance of her wealthy lover. Already lined up to join Phoenix are Benicio del Toro, Kevin J. O'Connor, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone and Martin Short and now Sean Penn is reportedly circling the role of loan shark Adrian Prussia in the film according to Cigarettes and Red Vines. The Paul Thomas Anderson fansite is well connected and I expect this is »
- Brad Brevet
Meyers previously worked with Abrams on "Mission: Impossible III". No word on what role it will be. [Source: Latino Review]
Leo Rossi wrote the screenplay which focuses on the don’s career as a gangster boss and his son, who decides to leave the crime world in order to redeem himself. [Source: Variety]
She is expected to be joined by other well-known Chinese actors as »
- Garth Franklin
Anderson has been developing the project for a while now, with Robert Downey, Jr. originally set for the lead of Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello. And whilst Downey, Jr. ultimately moved on from the project, with Joaquin Phoenix now set to take the lead, the anticipation surrounding it hasn’t dimmed in the slightest.
Courtesy of Waterstones, here’s the original synopsis for Pynchon’s Inherent Vice:
Part noir, part psychedelic romp, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Inherent Vice is shaping up to be Paul Thomas Anderson’s film made all the better by a stellar ensemble cast since Magnolia as sources say that Sean Penn is circling a role in the project, which is set to star Joaquin Phoenix. The cast also includes Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone and Kevin J. O’Connor. The period piece movie is an adaptation of novel by Thomas Pynchon about Doc Sportello (Phoenix), a private detective in Los Angeles in the ’60s. Sportello takes on the case of a missing girl who is coincidentally, one of his ex-girlfriends. Witherspoon is set »
- Nick Martin
Since "Magnolia," Paul Thomas Anderson has mostly eschewed the starry ensemble. Not that A-listers haven't been in his films, but each of his last three films -- "Punch Drunk Love," "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master" -- have been anchored by one or two titanic performances by big names, but have featured supporting casts including a few names from PTA' s rep company, and other mostly unfamiliar faces. But it looks like that's changing with "Inherent Vice," his currently-prepping adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel. The film (backed by Warner Bros, making it his first true-blue studio picture) sees him reunite with Joaquin Phoenix for the lead role, with a ridiculously stacked supporting roster on board so far, with Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone and Kevin J. O'Connor all signed on. And now, word's arrived that perhaps the biggest name so far has come on board, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Paul Thomas Anderson’s next project, Inherent Vice, is continuing its mission to acquire a cast of truly unique proportions. Today’s latest rumour comes courtesy of Anderson fansite, Red Vines and Cigarettes. According to the site, Sean Penn is in the running for a role in the upcoming adaptation.
Based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice is a period piece set in the 1970s. Already cast as the lead is Joaquin Phoenix, who’ll play Larry “Doc” Sportello. A private detective with a penchant for smokin’ the herb, Sportello takes on the case of a missing girl who is coincidentally, one of his ex-girlfriends. If Penn joins the production, the guys over at the site suggest he’d be in the running for the character of Adrian Prussia; a notorious loan shark who gets a tad brutal if he doesn’t receive payment. At this stage, it »
- Gem Seddon
I'm guessing that most of the news breaks that happen regarding "Inherent Vice" will be through either Cigarettes & Red Vines, which has been the primary Paul Thomas Anderson fansite since they first went online, or The Wrap, which has been all over this film in the last few weeks. Not long ago, C&Rv were the first to report that Warner Bros. is fully financing the next film from the mercurial filmmaker, and that Robert Elswit is returning to shoot the film for PTA. The film, which is set to star Joaquin Phoenix, is an adaptation of a very wry, very »
- Drew McWeeny
Inside Llewyn Davis arrived in Cannes as perhaps the strongest buzz title of them all, as the Coen brothers' first visit here since the Oscar-winning No Country For Old Men in 2007. Within hours, it has established itself as the critical favourite, which is not always the surest sign of a Palme d'Or win, but it is safe to say that this is one of the more accessible of the directing duo's more esoteric movies. That's not to call it wildly commercial, however, and it seems like a smart ploy on producer Scott Rudin's part to start here in Cannes and plan a long-term roll-out; this is not a quick, immediate sell and could benefit from some of the lessons learned after the box-office failure last year of Paul Thomas Anderson's equally acclaimed The Master. The involvement of musical advisor T-Bone Burnett might suggest a comedy in the vein »
Benicio Del Toro plays a post-traumatic, migraine not-too-happy patient, while Mathieu Amalric takes on the role of the sympathetic, non-traditional psychotherapist in Arnaud Desplechin’s first foray into English-language territory. An oddly subdued, oddly titled Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian) almost lands with a thud among our critics panel – with many matching the film to Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master for how the epoque stands out, and by comparison, I think its safe to say bears little resemblance to Desplechin’s previous numbers (apart from the heavy dialogue and his usual muse Amalric). Click below to see how our panel graded the film.
- Eric Lavallee
Movie News - Reese Witherspoon is back to work and anxious to put her embarrassing interaction with police during a recent traffic stop behind her - she is to star in 'Inherent Vice'. The 37-year-old actress will reteam with her 'Walk the Line' co-star Joaquin Phoenix in the movie, which will also star Owen Wilson Benicio del Toro, Martin Short and Jena Malone. The film is based on a cult novel by Thomas Pynchon and is set in the 1970s. It follows Larry 'Doc' Sportello, a stoner private detective, who helps a former lover with an intriguing and complicated case, which involves infidelity, mental institutions and a policeman called 'Bigfoot'. Director Paul Thomas Anderson - who had been due to work with Witherspon in 'The Master', but her role eventually went to Amy Adams - is ready to start work on the project, despite initial funding concerns, and filming is »
Cannes - Harvey Weinstein took center stage Friday evening as The Weinstein Company held what has become a semi-annual preview of the rest of their yearly slate for select members of the domestic and international press corps at Cannes. In the past Weinstein has used this event to tease expected players such as "Nine" and "My Weekend with Marilyn." Last year, however, the event created a tremendous amount of buzz after a surprise 10 minute plus first look of "Django Unchained" as well as sneaks of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." This time around »
- Gregory Ellwood
The story is set in Los Angeles in 1970, and it follows a pot-smoking private detective named Doc Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl. Del Toro would play "an attorney who's always trying to help the protagonist out of trouble, though he's not an actual criminal lawyer." Witherspoon, who starred with Phoenix in Walk The Line, could end up playing the character of Shasta Fay Hepworth. Malone will play "a former drug addict who asks Sportello for help." Short's part isn't specified, but it's minor.
The movie is an adaptation of the book written by Thomas Pynchon. Here's a description of the book:
Part noir, part psychedelic romp... private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out »
- Joey Paur
How's this for a reunion? It looks as if Reese Witherspoon has signed on to be in director Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, along with none other than her Walk the Line costar Joaquin Phoenix, Deadline reports. Based on the 2009 detective novel of the same name by the reclusive novelist Thomas Pynchon, the movie adaptation will also feature Owen Wilson and Benicio Del Toro, with The Wrap reporting that Martin Short and Jena Malone have also just joined the cast. The coming together of Witherspoon and Phoenix will mark the duo's first collaboration since the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic. Mind you, there won't be any singing this time around, but this bit of casting news is still, er, »
After the success (or, to some, failure) of The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson is already working on his next project: Inherent Vice. News surfaced today that Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone and Martin Short have all added their names onto the already brilliant cast list.
The trio will be joing main man Joaquin Phoenix, Owen Wilson and Benicio Del Toro for the crime thriller. Adapted from the novel written by Thomas Pynchon, Phoenix will feature as a marijuana-favouring detective, hired to investigate the disappearance and murder of a girl he used to date. The only other confirmed role is Jena’s; she will be playing an ex-drug addict who goes to Phoenix for help. I have a sneaky feeling Reese will be playing the now-deceased ex-lover…
Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time Joaquin and Reese have worked together – Walk The Line, anyone?
Source: Deadline/The Wrap
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
It’s rare that so soon after swooning over a P.T. Anderson movie that I get to start the process all over again. But someone out there is looking out and Anderson, who usually lets a few years go by between each film, is scheduled to start shooting his new movie, Inherent Vice this spring. Joaquin Phoenix was cast in the title role a while ago; then Benicio Del Toro & Owen Wilson joined him. And now Reese Witherspoon wants in on the fun. Let the Craig Dietz fanboy enthusiasm begin in 5,4,3,2,1 »
- Craig Dietz
Based on the 2009 Thomas Pynchon detective novel, the story is set in 1960s Los Angeles and follows the drug-fueled detective Larry “Doc” Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl.
Anderson will write and direct and shooting aims to begin this summer.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
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