One of the fall's most anticipated films is Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, and it finally got a trailer last night. Some people have been curious about the comic tone of Anderson's latest since his critically-acclaimed The Master and There Will Be Blood were so serious. This might be one of my favorite trailers of the year.
Phoenix plays Doc Sportello, a private investigator who gets lured into a kidnapping plot by his ex-girlfriend, played by Katherine Waterston. The cast is pretty awesome, and it includes Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Jena Malone, Martin frickin' Short. It will also let us see Phoenix reunite with his Walk the Line co-star Reese Witherspoon, even if it's only for a scene or two.
I love Waterston's voice in the beginning and end of the trailer ("coming just in time for Christmas," she assures us), and the blazing colors of the cast match well with the loud music playing in the background. It looks fun.
Personally, I could watch Phoenix get hit over the head and fall over on a continuous loop.