P.T. Anderson's Next Film 'Inherent Vice' Set to Open December 2014
Briefly: It's official - Warner Bros has confirmed a late 2014 release date for Paul Thomas Anderson's next film, Inherent Vice, starring Joaquin Phoenix (The Master, The Immigrant, Her) as 1970's pot-fueled private detective Larry "Doc" Sportello, based on the Thomas Pynchon character. PTA filmed late last year around Southern California, and will have the comedy ready for release starting December 12th, 2014. Warner Bros, the studio releasing the film, seems to be lining this up as another awards contender, as even @ERCboxoffice quips "just in time for awards season." The cast: Jena Malone, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Maya Rudolph and Sasha Pieterse. This should be fun.
December is starting to get a bit crowded already. Also opening on December 12th: Ridley Scott's Exodus starring Christian Bale; and the Paddington movie. And less than a week later, The Hobbit: There and Back Again hits theaters starting Wednesday, December 17th, but that shouldn't affect the performance of a weed-filled PTA comedy. We're already excited to see Inherent Vice, even if it's not until the end of the year.