Owen Wilson Joins Cast of Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

Owen WilsonOwen Wilson is in negotiations to join the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice as one of the film's lead characters opposite Joaquin Phoenix who will play P.I. Larry "Doc" Sportello who is hired by an ex-girlfriend to investigate the disappearance of her wealthy lover.

The film is based on Thomas Pynchon's novel of the same name and will co-star Benicio del Toro and Kevin J. O'Connor whose characters in the film have also yet to be confirmed.

Warner Bros. will distribute the pic, which is expected to begin filming this month for a 2014 release.

For Owen Wilson this is another great opportunity along the lines of his starring role in Woody Allen's Oscar-nominated Midnight in Paris. [The Wrap]

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Kessler/ Kessler

    A surprising choice, but I'm not complaining. I really like Owen Wilson and would love to see him in a PTA film.

  • https://twitter.com/TooMuchHamza Hamza Zain

    This film is what PTA calls a comedy, right? I can't remember if it's this or whatever he plans to make after that's the comedy. Regardless, here's hoping that he can get the type of performance out of Wilson that he got out of Adam Sandler in Punch Drunk Love.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/RonOnealFresh/ Ron Oneal Fresh

    Not a Owen Wilson fan.

    Hope he plays something different than his usual deadpan approach to dialogue.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/RonOnealFresh/ Ron Oneal Fresh

    I really liked Zoolander though. So who knows. PTA is great with casting.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

    Surprise, surprise. I totally didn't see this coming.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ian/ Ian

    Yeah this is definitely some unexpected casting. PTA is one of the most interesting filmmakers out there right now though, so I trust him to make good decisions.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    i think Wilson is extremely likeable, he is great in Tenanbaums, Midnight in Paris and probably the best thing in Meet The Parents, it'll be interesting to see what PTA does with him

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Chris/ Chris

    Wilson is one of my favorite actors so I love this caring choice!