INHERENT VICE, First Trailer

9780143117568MOne of the most eagerly-awaited trailers of 2014 has just arrived. It’s for Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of  Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice (Penguin Press, 2009), which  premieres at the New York Film Festival this weekend. Rolling Stone‘s Peter Travers asked in his fall film preview, “Is Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, The Master) the best director of his generation?”  and answered,  “I think so. So when PTA takes on the impossible task of filming Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon’s impossible phantasmagoria of a novel, attention must be paid.”

The release of the trailer caused the book to rise on Amazon’s sales rankings (to 98, from 239).

Based on the trailer’s less than 3 minutes, New York magazine says, “This looks to be the loosest, funniest film Anderson has made in quite some time.” The Daily Beast characterizes it as “The Big Lebowski meets Chinatown,”

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, and Owen Wilson, the movie hits regular theaters on December 12th. Supposedly, the notoriously reclusive Pynchon will have a cameo role.

For more upcoming books to movies, check our database of adaptations in the works, Books to Movies and TV. For tie-ins, see our Edelweiss collection.

Inherent Vice: A Novel (Movie Tie-in)
Thomas Pynchon
Penguin Press: November 12, 2014,
9780143126850, 0143126857
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