Movie buffs and fans of postmodernist lit have been waiting a while now for Inherent Vice. After the 2012 stunner The Master P.T. Anderson set his sights on an even bigger challenge: adapting a book by Thomas Pynchon. The mysterious writer’s knotty and overwhelmingly dense body of work makes him practically the poster boy for the phrase “unfilmable.” Still Inherent Vice has been looking more and more promising with a cast that perfectly balances the writer’s blend of terrifying noir and screwball goofiness, including Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph (who is Anderson’s wife), and Joanna Newsom (as we previously reported). As many have expected, considering their partnerships in the past, Jonny Greenwood is now officially announced (via Film Music Reporter) as composing the score for the film. Greenwood will be recording it this month with the London Philharmonic, and the film is expected to be out near the end of this year.
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