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Paul Thomas Anderson could direct Inherent Vice next

4 December 2010 2:19 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Since The Master fell into permanent limbo earlier this year, we've been wondering what Total Film favourite Paul Thomas Anderson would do next. Well, according to Vulture, Anderson is eyeing Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel Inherent Vice as his next feature. The novel follows Larry 'Doc' Sportello, private eye and pothead, from winter 1969 to summer 1970. It sounds like it could be an intriguing twist on the film noir, with the setting giving a fresh perspective on well-worn genre staples. Apparently Anderson's agency are keen to get Robert...

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- Matt Maytum

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Is Paul Thomas Anderson About to Reveal an Inherent Vice?

3 December 2010 1:00 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Undeterred by seeing his passion project (working title The Master) collapse, Paul Thomas Anderson appears to be readying another project in place of it.

Vulture is reporting that the Magnolia auteur wants to adapt novel Inherent Vice for the big screen. Written by Thomas Pynchon, it’s a comedic detective story set in 1969 Los Angeles about a private investigator (with a fondness for mind-altering substances) who becomes involved in a missing persons case and soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions, surrounded by a colour cast of La characters.

What’s more, an unofficial report claims that Anderson’s agency is trying nab Robert Downey Jr. for the role of Doc Sportello, the pot-smoking detective.

Anderson and Downey Jr. together working on a period piece about Los Angeles (a city they both hail from and a place they have a real affinity for) sounds like a mouth-watering proposition indeed. »

- Adam Lowes

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Paul Thomas Anderson's Next May Be Inherent Vice

3 December 2010 3:05 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

NY magazine has learned that Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood) wants to adapt Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel "Inherent Vice" into a feature film. The story revolves around Larry "Doc" Sportello, a pothead private eye wandering through the Summer (and winter) of Love in 1969 Los Angeles. Insiders claim that Anderson has been writing a treatment and may have already started on a script. A source familiar with the project says that CAA agency has been considering trying to attach Robert Downey Jr for the lead role. Unfortunately, the actor won't be able to shoot anything until November 2011 due to his busy schedule. Anderson was previously working on "The Master," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeremy Renner. But Universal Pictures wouldn't provide the $35 million the director needed to make the picture. The story is loosely based on the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. "Inherent Vice" Promo Video: »

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P.T. Anderson Plans To Adapt Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Inherent Vice’

2 December 2010 4:30 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Paul Thomas Anderson is arguably a madman – and we love him for it. He’s an auteur whose work leaves a lasting impression – and now his eye is turned towards adapting an undeniably trippy detective novel by cult author Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice.

Anderson’s Scientology-inspired project, The Master is indefinitely on hold, which means his schedule is open for the time being. Word is that the filmmaker has already written a treatment for the big screen version of Inherent Vice – and may even have started penning the screenplay.

Vulture says that CAA holds the book rights to Pynchon’s Inherent Vice and wants to attach Robert Downey Jr. to the project. The Iron Man star is already on-board for too many projects as is, so his involvement with…

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Paul Thomas Anderson Has Inherent Vice

2 December 2010 4:06 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We have bad news if you were looking forward to Paul Thomas Anderson tackling obscure, made up religions that definitely have no relation to any existing organisation whose name rhymes with “ryantology”: his planned next film The Master appears to be on indefinite hold. But there’s good news if you’re a fan of Thomas Pynchon’s noir writing, as the writer/director is apparently targeting the novel Inherent Vice.Vulture reports that while Anderson’s plans are still at a fairly early stage – there’s no clarification, for example, as to whether he’s still scratching away at a treatment or has launched into actual script territory – but it’s still exciting to think of a cool combination of filmmaker and subject matter.Published in 2009, Vice follows Larry “Doc” Sportello, a pot-loving private eye who shabbily investigates mysteries around the time of 1969’s Summer of Love.Since »

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P.T. Anderson to Direct Inherent Vice Starring Robert Downey Jr.?

2 December 2010 2:39 PM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Last we heard, P.T. Anderson's upcoming film The Master had been placed on hold indefinitely [1] due to financial difficulties, leaving him once again without a potential new project. As disappointing as it is to think that his religious drama starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeremy Renner may never see the light of day, there is now a new possibility on the horizon for the acclaimed director. Industry insiders have learned that he is very interested in bringing the recent Thomas Pynchon novel Inherent Vice to the big screen, and that he may have Robert Downey Jr. in mind for the lead role. Will this end up being his follow-up to There Will Be Blood instead? Vulture [2] reports that Creative Artists Agency picked up the rights to the book last year, and as it turns out, they also happen to represent P.T. Anderson. While it's unclear who approached who, it »

- Sean

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Paul Thomas Anderson To Adapt “Inherent Vice”? Fingers Crossed

2 December 2010 11:47 AM, PST | Movie Cultists | See recent Movie Cultists news »

Shooting straight from the hip here, I’m  still grieving over the indefinite shelving of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology inspired epic, The Master. That film had so much potential and promise, but the subject matter is a bit controversial for Hollywood.  However, there’s a double rainbow of great news looming on the horizon for Paul Thomas Anderson fans.

Claude Brodesser-Akner of Vulture reports that Anderson would like to do an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel, Inherent Vice. In addition, Anderson is looking at Robert Downey Jr to star as ‘Doc’ Sportello, a stoned detective.

Of course, Downey has a full plate on his hands right now and Anderson could be still in the treatment phase, but never the less, Good Movie News!

Pynchon has always been a difficult read for me, personally, but the material seems to be perfect fit. When I read the novel last year, »

- Douglas Reinhardt

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Paul Thomas Anderson Has 'Inherent Vice' for Robert Downey Jr

2 December 2010 10:45 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Since September brought the news that The Master, the next film from one of my favorite directors, Paul Thomas Anderson, had been delayed indefinitely, some of us have been wondering what would be next for the filmmaker. It looks like we might have our answer as Vulture has learned Anderson is keen on adapting Thomas Pynchon's recent novel Inherent Vice. The story follows Larry "Doc" Sportello, a pothead private eye wandering through the Summer (and winter) of Love in 1969 Los Angeles. Even more enticing is the fact that Anderson's agency wants none other than Robert Downey Jr. to take the lead role in this new venture. Of course, Downey's involvement is far from official, and even if the actor wanted to take the role, his schedule is so overloaded, the movie probably wouldn't get made until 2013. However, since Anderson doesn't exactly rush to the next project between films »

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Paul Thomas Anderson Reportedly Adapting Thomas Pynchon’s Novel ‘Inherent Vice’

2 December 2010 9:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Not long after reclusive author Thomas Pynchon published his latest novel, Inherent Vice, it was noted that the book rights were being handled by agency CAA. That seemed like a preemptive move to develop the story for film, and now we're seeing the very unlikely, but potentially wonderful results. Paul Thomas Anderson seeks to adapt the novel into script form. That sentence alone will quite possibly send fans of the author and director into minor fits. And there's word that Robert Downey Jr. may be sought for the lead. Vulture reports that, unsurprisingly for anything related to Thomas Pynchon, the status of the project is a bit murky. 'Insiders' are paraphrased saying that a treatment has been written and a script may be underway. And what of the Robert Downey, Jr. mention? Vulture says CAA wants to attach him, so it's basically a wishlist deal on the agency's part. The »

- Russ Fischer

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Paul Thomas Anderson Adapting Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice, Wants Downey Jr. To Star?

2 December 2010 9:12 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It's been far too long since we've had a solid dose of Paul Thomas Anderson. While he's never reached Steven Soderbergh-levels of productivity, three whole years have passed since There Will Be Blood. Things were looking great for a while when news came out about The Master, a take on the growth of Scientology with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeremy Renner, but the project hit a brick wall at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. So what's next for P.T. Anderson? According to Vulture, it may be an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice. While it's somewhat unclear, sources say that Anderson has already begun writing the treatment for the project and possibly the script. What's more, his agency, CAA, has already begun considering a lead actor: Robert Downey Jr. (as if the guy doesn't already have enough movies going on). Set in 1969, the book centers on a »

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Paul Thomas Anderson Eyes ‘Inherent Vice’ For Robert Downey Jr.

2 December 2010 8:46 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Vulture reports that There Will Be Blood and Boogie Nights writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson wants to adapt famously reclusive novelist Thomas Pynchon‘s 2009 hippie-private-eye novel Inherent Vice.

Inherent Vice follows pothead private detective Larry “Doc” Sportello as he wades through the druggy haze of 1969 Los Angeles. You can download the entertaining first chapter here. In Anderson’s hands, Inherent Vice might wind up feeling like a spiritual sequel (well, prequel) to 1973′s The Long GoodbyeRobert Altman‘s revisionist take on  Philip Marlowe, recasting Raymond Chandler’s 1950′s gumshoe as a shambling, mumbling slacker with no friends.

They also indicate that Anderson’s agency, Creative Artists, is interested in Robert Downey Jr. as Doc Sportello, but nothing is official. He is a busy man in Hollywood and booked til November 2011.

It’s not too far-fetched to half-expect something a bit lighter in tone from PTA, since his follow-up to the L. »

- Anthony Vieira

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Paul Thomas Anderson Eyes 'Inherent Vice' for Robert Downey Jr.

2 December 2010 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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It was an unfortunate turn of events when Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming film, 'The Master,' was "postponed indefinitely." We were losing our chance to see Phillip Seymour Hoffman as a man who makes his own faith-based organization, and turns a drifter (Jeremy Renner) into his "lieutenant." However, though the world of creative modern religion remains outside our cinematic grasp, Anderson might just have found a worthy substitute in the satirical, postmodern framework of Thomas Pynchon.

In what would the first English-language adaptation of Pynchon's work ('Gravity's Rainbow' was turned into the German film 'Prüfstand VII'), new reports claim that Anderson wants to adapt the novelist's most recent tome, the 2009 novel 'Inherent Vice.'

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- Monika Bartyzel

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Paul Thomas Anderson Eyes 'Inherent Vice' for Robert Downey Jr.

2 December 2010 4:00 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

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It was an unfortunate turn of events when Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming film, 'The Master,' was "postponed indefinitely." We were losing our chance to see Phillip Seymour Hoffman as a man who makes his own faith-based organization, and turns a drifter (Jeremy Renner) into his "lieutenant." However, though the world of creative modern religion remains outside our cinematic grasp, Anderson might just have found a worthy substitute in the satirical, postmodern framework of Thomas Pynchon.

In what would the first English-language adaptation of Pynchon's work ('Gravity's Rainbow' was turned into the German film 'Prüfstand VII'), new reports claim that Anderson wants to adapt the novelist's most recent tome, the 2009 novel 'Inherent Vice.'

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- Monika Bartyzel

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Debunked: Jeremy Renner Says 'Escape From New York' Reboot Rumors Are Untrue

30 November 2010 3:38 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Actor Also Remains Non-Committal About PTA's 'The Master' & Tommy Wirkola's 'Hansel & Gretel' Jeremy Renner's in talks to star as Snake Plissken in New Line‘s forthcoming remake of John Carpenter‘s eighties dystopian classic “Escape From New York” with Breck Eisner (”The Crazies”) directing, right? Not so fast Mac, stepping into Kurt Russell's shoes in the iconic Plissken role would be a hard to live up to, but he doesn't have to worry because according to "The Hurt Locker" star that rumor was totally false. "No, there's no truth to that," Renner told MTV this week. "Someone told me about… »

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‘The Master’ is Postponed Indefinitely

13 November 2010 6:22 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Playlist is reporting a 1950s religious drama “The Master” will be postponed indefinitely. The movie was supposed to begin production last August and starring Jeremy Renner and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Paul Thomas Anderson was set to direct the film. “I was really bummed out about that,” said Renner to Total Film. “It really kind of stalled because when we were rehearsing – Phil, Paul and myself – we kept coming against a wall that we couldn’t overcome. Or at least Paul couldn’t overcome.” Hoffman also confirmed the postponement to The Playlist during a press round for “Jack Goes Boating.” “I don’t have any new information on [“The Master”]. I really mean that, I’m not being obtuse. I don’t quite know what that is at the moment, but hopefully I will and hopefully I’ll be part of something soon. It would be great to work with him again, »

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Jeremy Renner in Talks to Play Snake Plissken?

9 November 2010 6:13 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

The remake of John Carpenter's Escape from New York has been floating around Hollywood for a few years now, with both Brett Ratner and Len Wiseman once attached to direct, and Gerard Butler signed on to star. Fortunately that version of the film eventually fell apart, but earlier this year New Line decided to pick up the pieces and start all over again by hiring Breck Eisner (The Crazies) to helm it. While that choice seems to have gone over well with fans, the big question has always been, who can they possibly get to replace Kurt Russell in the iconic role of Snake Plissken? Well, this week, we might finally have the answer... Jeremy Renner anyone? According to Bloody Disgusting [1], The Hurt Locker star has been in close talks for the lead role in this new take on Escape from New York. Although it's unclear just how reliable the scoop is, »

- Sean

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What Were We Talking About?

4 October 2010 9:42 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

When Sam Mendes and Maggie Gyllenhaal had lunch recently in NYC, what do you suppose they were talking about? I hope Maggie was saying "sorry about being such a one-dimensional cartoon in Away We Go -- but you weren't helping, mister man!"

What were they talking about? What were we talking about? What are we still talking about? (That actress list fo' sure and also the August: Osage County casting)  Here's some recent comments on older posts that I wanted to call your attention to. Yes, I read everything! Thank you to everyone who comments. It makes the work of writing of the blog more like fun.

silencio actually loves Perfume Story of a Murderer more than Se7en  in the serial killer genre. I don't hear that often. Truth (I haven't seen it. Shhhh). But it's funny that silencio should mention it since I have been thinking about Ben Whishaw all week. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Meryl Streep, James Gandolfini, and Philip Seymour Hoffman May Star in Mike Nichols’ Great Hope Springs

23 September 2010 8:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Meryl Streep, James Gandolfini, and Philip Seymour Hoffman may be signing on to Mike NicholsGreat Hope Springs.  Streep and Gandolfini would play a married couple who undergo intense couples therapy to see if they want to continue their 30-year-marriage.  Hoffman would play the therapist.  According to Vulture, no deals have been signed, but all parties are highly interested, and recently even did a table read.  Jeff Bridges was set to play the husband this past June, but the deal never came together.

Steep is currently attached to the mother-daughter comedy Mommy & Me with Tina Fey as well as a Margaret Thatcher biopic.  Gandolfini recently signed on to the indie Violet & Daisy starring Saoirse Ronan and Carey Mulligan.  Hoffman is set to costar in George Clooney’s Farragut North and Paul Thomas Anderson’s tentatively-titled, postponed-indefinitely religious drama The Master. »

- Matt Goldberg

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'Red State' and 'Super 8' Casts Shape Up as Does Burton's 'Frankenweenie'

22 September 2010 10:29 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Noah EmmerichRisky Business reports Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills have joined the mysterious J.J. Abrams feature Super 8, rounding out a cast that will be led the previously announced Kyle Chandler (TV's Friday Night Lights) and Elle Fanning (Somewhere). Shooting began in West Virginia on Monday.

The cast of Kevin Smith's Red State is shaping up to be a starting lineup of go-to character actors, with John Goodman being the latest to join a crew that already includes Kevin Pollack, Michael Parks, Kyle Gallner, Melissa Leo, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano and Steven Root. Slashfilm reports shooting has indeed begun for the film that will tell the story of a group of kids who encounter a crazed preacher (Michael Parks in a role based on Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church) who gives a whole new meaning to the term "extreme fundamentalism. »

- Kevin Blumeyer

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'Olympics Directors': Paul Thomas Anderson and Others Who Rarely Make Movies

22 September 2010 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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Some things just get better with time -- cheese, wine, cold dishes of revenge. And perhaps at the top of the list are films from acclaimed directors like Paul Thomas Anderson.

Anderson, of course, is the auteur behind such seminal works as 'Magnolia' and 'There Will Be Blood.' But in a clear case of quality being more important than quantity, he's only directed two films in the 11 years since 'Magnolia' landed in 1999: the Adam Sandler misfire 'Punch-Drunk Love' in 2002 and Best Picture nominee 'There Will Be Blood' in 2007.

And now that Cinematical is reporting that his next movie, 'The Master,' has been postponed indefinitely, there's no telling just when film buffs will have a chance to see his vision on the big screen. Which got us to thinking: by the time Anderson's next film hits the screen, we will have seen more Summer »

- Scott Harris

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