Inherent Vice (film)

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Inherent Vice
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Produced by Paul Thomas Anderson
Daniel Lupi
JoAnne Sellar
Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson
Based on Inherent Vice 
by Thomas Pynchon
Starring Joaquin Phoenix
Josh Brolin
Owen Wilson
Katherine Waterston
Reese Witherspoon
Benicio del Toro
Jena Malone
Maya Rudolph
Martin Short
Eric Roberts
Music by Jonny Greenwood
Cinematography Robert Elswit
Editing by Paul Thomas Anderson
Leslie Jones
Studio Ghoulardi Film Company
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • December 12, 2014 (2014-12-12) (United States)
  • January 30, 2015 (2015-01-30) (United Kingdom[1])
Country United States
Language English

Inherent Vice is an upcoming American crime dark comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom and Benicio del Toro. It will be the first feature film adapted from a work by Pynchon. The film is scheduled to be released on December 12, 2014.


Private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend in Los Angeles.




Filming began in May 2013 in Los Angeles and Pasadena, California.[2] Principal photography wrapped in August 2013.


On February 6, 2014 The Film Music Reporter confirmed that Jonny Greenwood will compose the music for the film. His score will be recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.[3]


The film is set to be released on December 12, 2014.[4]


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  2. ^ "Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’ filming in Pasadena, CA today". June 14, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jonny Greenwood Scoring Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’". 6 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (February 25, 2014). "Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’ Dated for December". Variety (PMC). Retrieved February 25, 2014. 

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