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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #180 on: May 04, 2013, 07:52:39 PM »
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Pynchon has a new novel, Bleeding Edge, coming out September 17.

Bleeding Edge is set in New York City, “in the lull between the collapse of the dotcom boom and the terrible events of September 11,” and concerns Silicon Alley, New York’s community of high-tech companies. It centers on Maxine Tarnow, “your average working mom” who runs “a nice little fraud investigation business on the Upper West Side, chasing down … small-scale con artists.” She’s had her license revoked, and “now she can follow her own code of ethics—carry a Beretta, do business with sleazebags, hack into people’s bank accounts.” Maxine “starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire geek CEO,” and “soon finds herself mixed up with a drug runner in an art deco motorboat, a professional nose obsessed with Hitler’s aftershave, a neoliberal enforcer with footwear issues, plus elements of the Russian mob and various bloggers, hackers, code monkeys, and entrepreneurs, some of whom begin to show up mysteriously dead. Foul play, of course.”

The book’s publisher, Penguin, calls it “a historical romance of New York in the early days of the internet, not that distant in calendar time but galactically remote from where we’ve journeyed to since”. First page below.


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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #181 on: May 06, 2013, 09:58:59 AM »
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EXCLUSIVE: Kevin J. O'Connor To Re-Team With ‘The Master' Co-Star Joaquin Phoenix For ‘Inherent Vice'
Source: Cigs and RV

Chicago-born character actor Kevin J. O'Connor has been kicking around Hollywood for quite some time and along the way has racked up an impressive resume working with the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Altman and of course, Paul Thomas Anderson. PTA cast the chameleon-like O'Connor in his last two films as a character who is eventually beaten mercilessly by the leading man (alternately Daniel Day-Lewis and Joaquin Phoenix). Why do we bring this up? Well, we have received word that O'Connor is set to re-team with PTA once again to film an as yet unspecified role in "Inherent Vice" where the actor will join the esteemed ranks of John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall and Luis Guzmán in the PTA Three-Timers Club. For those who have read the book, do you have any guesses for who O'Connor might be playing (and does that character at some point get beaten within an inch of their lives)? Leave your guesses in the comments. Filming on 'Vice' is set to get underway later this month so there should be lots more casting announcements to come.
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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #182 on: May 06, 2013, 10:06:11 AM »
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Yes, yes. I am so happy that Kevin J. O'Connor gets to work with PTA again.

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #183 on: May 06, 2013, 01:15:49 PM »
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the dude is now officially a motif.

brb, writing ten thousand words on his ten minutes of screen time.
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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #184 on: May 06, 2013, 02:08:35 PM »
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Has anyone been curious about the quiet shift from Annapurna to Warner Bros? That's a huge deal.

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #185 on: May 06, 2013, 02:17:45 PM »
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Has anyone been curious about the quiet shift from Annapurna to Warner Bros? That's a huge deal.
It's not really. I think AP wanted to make the movie but WB prob just made a better offer. Def no bad blood or anything.

Bigger question is: What's in this script (and/or who's in the cast) that made WB want to fork over the dough? Cause you know PTA still has final cut and approval over all the marketing. So with Joaquin in the lead, they must see something in this project that they can use to get people into theatres but having not read the book I have no idea what that might be.

The coolest part of this is that everyone thinking that post-'The Master' box office PTA will never be able to get anybody other than AP to finance his weird shit is immediately silenced by this news. WB stamp of approval = huge sign of confidence for the movie.
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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #186 on: May 06, 2013, 04:50:06 PM »
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I never was thinking bad blood either. Exactly, I'm more curious about how the project got Warner to take over. Should be a really tight script. I feel like when he recently named his favorite screenplays (pulp fiction, sweet smell of success, network, dr.strangelove...etc) there may have been something there. He could be hitting that sort of feel, but in his own trajectory.

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #187 on: May 06, 2013, 04:58:37 PM »
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Has anyone been curious about the quiet shift from Annapurna to Warner Bros? That's a huge deal.
It's not really. I think AP wanted to make the movie but WB prob just made a better offer. Def no bad blood or anything.

I was wondering exactly the same, glad to hear that there's no bad blood about AP not producing Vice, one question...

so AP didn't have a signed deal to make Vice? I mean, did WB made the deal directly with PTA camp or did they bought it from AP?


Bigger question is: What's in this script (and/or who's in the cast) that made WB want to fork over the dough? Cause you know PTA still has final cut and approval over all the marketing.

I think WB finally realized that PTA is the one.

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #188 on: May 06, 2013, 06:02:34 PM »
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I know we always think it's going to happen, but could this one actually be PTA's first taste of commercial success?

On the one hand, WB wouldn't have fought off Annapurna if they didn't think so. On the other hand, he's already flushed away a sizable chunk of box office by not casting RDJ in the lead.

There's only one man who can guarantee this film becomes the runaway hit that it deserves to be. And that man is Cheech Marin. (no offense to Kevin J. O'Connor)
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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #189 on: May 06, 2013, 06:43:53 PM »
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Boogie Nights was PTA's first 'big hit' in that it grossed tripled its budget (roughly 45mil on a 15mil budget) not including home video, which at the time of VHS and DVDs, was a huge profit margin.  It gave him leverage to make any movie he wanted and that film was Magnolia.  AP was probably turned by the Master underperforming.  Its the black sheep out of the bunch as its the only film AP has financed that hasn't made its money back, so on a business front it makes complete sense not to take the risk.

And yes!, Cheech would be a great addition as this film will play well as a 'serious' stoner comedy/drama/thriller.   
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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #190 on: May 06, 2013, 08:35:15 PM »
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I think WB finally realized that PTA is the one.
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This could definitely be it.

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #191 on: May 06, 2013, 08:55:51 PM »
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I know we always think it's going to happen, but could this one actually be PTA's first taste of commercial success?

We were saying that before PDL, and it turned out to be his weirdest movie.

For those who have read the book, how much flexibility is there here? Is it likely to be near either end of the commercial/weird spectrum?
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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #192 on: May 06, 2013, 09:16:27 PM »
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With anyone else, it could really go either way.

But I hope PTA squishes all the weird he can out of it.

Like I can imagine David Gordon Green's Inherent Vice (douchebag comedy David Gordon Green) without too much difficulty but really, it'll be hard to pin down where Paulo takes is.

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #193 on: May 06, 2013, 09:22:39 PM »
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Benicio Del Toro in talks to play...Sauncho, I guess.

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Well, it looks like we aren't the only ones dropping "Inherent Vice" casting news today. The Wrap is reporting that Benicio Del Toro may be joining the film as well (though the studio has yet to confirm his involvement). According to the report Del Toro will be playing "an attorney who's always trying to help the protagonist out of trouble, though he's not an actual criminal lawyer. The character isn't a major role but is expected to be a potential scene-stealer" which would seem to indicate he'll be playing Doc's lawyer, Sauncho Smilax. His leading role in the underrated "Che" aside, it's been a while since we've seen Del Toro really tear into a really great role like his brilliant late 90s/early 00s streak ("Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas," "Traffic," "21 Grams," "The Usual Suspects," etc.), so this is definitely exciting news. Filming on 'Vice' is set to get underway later this month so there should be lots more casting announcements to come. And if you're involved with the production, why don't you drop us a line?

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Re: INHERENT VICE
« Reply #194 on: May 06, 2013, 09:49:14 PM »
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