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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:53 pm 
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Robert Downey Jr. Still Attached To ‘Inherent Vice'; Charlize Theron Possibly Joining As Film Gears Up

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Now I can confirm that Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film will be an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel “Inherent Vice.” And also, it does like [sic] Robert Downey, Jr. and perhaps Charlize Theron will be the stars, with more names coming. After disappointing box office on “The Master,” PTA is said to be interested in having a moneymaker.

I can tell you that the brilliant and relatively young Megan Ellison is going to produce via her Annapurna Productions.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:51 pm 
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Film gearing up: Robert Downey Jr. out; Joaquin Phoenix in


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:11 pm 
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Good as he was in The Master, I can't help but consider that a downgrade (if only because I'd really like to see RDJ in a role like this).


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:34 pm 

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That's really unexpected. I saw RDJ at an even not too long ago where he confirmed that he was in, and expressed his pretty fervid enthusiasm for the project.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:00 pm 
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Considering that he sold his soul to every Marvel project that they can crank out, it may have just been a scheduling issue. But this fits on the pile of famous PTA almost-roles (Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L Jackson in Boogie Nights, George C. Scott in Magnolia, the unknown young actor Kel O'Neill who was originally playing Eli in There Will Be Blood, etc) quite nicely.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:03 am 
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Don't forget Sean Penn in Punch-Drunk Love, too.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:29 am 
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PSH made that role so iconic that I always forget!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Starts shooting at the end of April.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:20 am 
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I read recently that Warren Beatty was offered the role of Jack Horner before Burt Reynolds took it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:45 pm 
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Charlize Theron's filming the new Seth MacFarlane film in May, so she's prob out


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Is it just me, or this a really strange pick for a Pynchon novel to adapt?

That being said, I'm incredibly excited for this. Match made in heaven.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:42 pm 
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tachyonEvan wrote:
Is it just me, or this a really strange pick for a Pynchon novel to adapt?

That being said, I'm incredibly excited for this. Match made in heaven.

Not really. It's one of maybe two Pynchon novels that isn't nearly impossible to adapt.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:33 pm 
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It's also the only of his works that Pynchon readily offered up for adaptation, so this wasn't a matter of PTA being the first person to try to film a Pynchon novel.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:04 am 
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Megan Ellison is no longer involved, but Warner has financed the film. Robert Elswit is lensing again. Shooting starts later this month.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:07 am 
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All wonderful news, even the Ellison bit. Something tells me that the financial end of things will be less restrictive, especially after The Master lost Annapurna money, with Warners.

Also, if Anderson edits the film quickly enough, we could see a late December release! Excellent.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:46 am 
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Well, if Anderson gets to make the film he wants and this isn't a case where Ellison's company dropped out unhappily, it's great news because it's a studio taking a step in the right direction. I'd rather have the industry move in that direction than rely on a few saviors new to the business with really deep pockets.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:22 pm 

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Also, if Anderson edits the film quickly enough, we could see a late December release! Excellent.

Ah, the awards season obsession. I doubt PTA will rush a film because of the Oscars.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:47 pm 
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Of course he will. Warners will want him to, and if he feels like he can do it, he'll want to as well. You think these guys don't want recognition for their work?


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 4:25 pm 

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I'm sure if PTA gives a shit for recognition he'd rather hold off til Cannes 2014 instead of hopelessly trying to win over the Oscar crowd


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 4:54 pm 
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MongooseCmr wrote:
I'm sure if PTA gives a shit for recognition he'd rather hold off til Cannes 2014 instead of hopelessly trying to win over the Oscar crowd

I like this strategy better. This isn't a film that's going to win Best Picture, nor Best Director, probably not any of the major ones (just look at the last three f-ing years). Screw the Oscars and go for Cannes. Unless he's planning to shoot another feature in 2014, why not?


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Benicio del Toro has joined the cast.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Man, what happened to Benicio? Is he just a Norton-sized prick or something? Did The Wolfman really damage his career?

Honestly, I can't believe he and PTA hasn't happened sooner.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 1:53 am 
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Norton doesn't seem like a prick to me. Even his more famous 'prick' moments often make him look like a good guy.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:21 am 
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Like rewriting scripts and trying to take final cut from directors?


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 2:12 pm 
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In the case of American History X Kaye wanted to reshoot the whole thing so was fired. Norton managed t save the film by editing something the studio would be willing to release. Outside of that I can't think of anything his negative reputation is built on.


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