Production is officially underway for Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film Inherent Vice and the first photos from the set have arrived online. The blog Cigarettes & Red Vines have posted the photos from the set that show Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix in character and costume. Check them out below.
The film, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel, centers on a stoner private eye detective by the name of Larry “Doc” Sportello (Phoenix) who is enlisted to help his former lover Shasta Fay Hepworth (Katherine Waterston) foil a plot to kidnap her billionaire boyfriend. The film features an impressive ensemble cast that includes Reese Witherspoon, Sean Penn, Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, and Jena Malone.
Inherent Vice will arrive in theaters sometime late next year. Check back as more updates and photos come our way.