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Master director Paul Thomas Anderson's next project is an adaptation of Inherent Vice
, a book by legendary writer Thomas Pynchon.
Josh Brolin has been the face of the film, being the only castmember to speak about the experiences of working with the wunderkind director on such an interesting project. Earlier this week, an image of Brolin in character (Bigfoot Bjornsen) appeared in Entertainment Weekly
, where he is pictured alongside the film's lead, Doc Sportello (as played by Joaquin Phoenix).
Brolin also spoke to the publication about the film, delving into the experience and revealing that one of his character's more eccentric traits will definitely be in the film.
"With this [film], there was a lack of pretense—a really strange lack of pretense,” Brolin says. “When something isn’t working, you can say, ‘This feels like a turd. Let’s cut the middle three pages. I’ll try to improvise and provide a bridge. How about some pancakes?’”
“I’m not joking about the pancakes,” he confirms. “Many, many pancakes. By the end of the day, you’re shaking so much because you’ve eaten so many pancakes, you know you’re going to be diabetic in the next 24 hours.”
“A piece of fruit plays a major role. It’s frozen. And it’s my friend, even talking about it now is making me chuckle," he adds.
Those who have read the book will be delighted at this revelation, as Brolin's character - a hardened, ruthless cop - has a rabid sweet-tooth and has quite an addiction to frozen bananas. It is just one of the psychedelic elements Pynchon uses to populate his books, and it appears Anderson is staying faithful to the book with all these little quirks.
will premiere at the New York Film Festival
in October, have a limited release on December 12, and then go nationwide on January 9 next year.
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