Josh Brolin Talks ‘Inherent Vice’ Work With Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson, who last collaborated with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix on The Master, traverses more comedic territory this time around, as he tackles an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice.

A shaggy dog mystery featuring Joaquin Phoenix as a way in over his head private eye, Inherent Vice was screened for select press members at the New York Film Festival (as reported in this Indiewire piece).

I interviewed Josh Brolin, who plays police officer “Bigfoot” Bjornsen in the film, and during the chat he talked about working with Paul Thomas Anderson on Inherent Vice (the discussion occurred while Brolin was promoting the overlooked Spike Lee directed feature Oldboy, and he mentions his Oldboy character Joe Doucett in the clip):

Inherent Vice has a limited run December 12 (for Awards consideration) and opens nationwide January 9.

Inherent Vice - Warner Bros. Pictures
Inherent Vice – Warner Bros. Pictures