Director Paul Thomas Anderson may adapt Thomas Pynchon‘s stoner private detective novel, Inherent Vice. According to an anonymous source, there is already one high profile contender for the lead role.
Here’s more about the project from Vulture: “One source familiar with the project said that Anderson’s agency, Creative Artists, has been pondering the idea of trying to attach Robert Downey Jr. as Doc Sportello, but another source cautions there’s no official Downey involvement yet and, in any event, Downey’s schedule is so full he wouldn’t available to shoot anything until November 2011 at the earliest.”
Here’s a collection of more Inherent Vice links. Last year, an intrepid Wall Street Journal reporter ran a check with a voice identification expert, confirming that the reclusive novelist had supplied the narration for the Inherent Vice book trailer. (Via Edward Champion)