First Trailer for P.T. Anderson’s INHERENT VICE is Finally Here


The first trailer for the latest from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice has finally dropped and it looks sensational.

Anderson’s eagerly awaited adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel is set to make its world premiere at the New York Film Festival this Saturday, October 4th before opening nationwide on December 12th and I can’t f*cking wait to see this movie.

If you have read the book, you know that PTA is the man for the job. It’s a really big deal and also it stars Joaquin Phoenix as The Dude-meets-Wolverine decective “Doc” Sportello and he looms large. The woozy comedy about the end of the ’60s looks like it’s going to be a pitch perfect period piece.

In addition to Phoenix, the outstanding cast includes Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Owen Wilson, Michael K. Williams, Eric Roberts, Maya Rudolph and many others.

Here’s the first trailer from Warner Bros’ YouTube. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Ten seconds of Josh Brolin barking in a foreign language is pure gold! The pic isn’t slapdash but should be a little bit goofy and downright unpredictable. It also looks like it might be this generation’s Big Lebowski in the best possible way. Oh, and here’s the official synopsis:

Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused – except this one usually leads to trouble. With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists… Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp – all Thomas Pynchon.