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Benicio Del Toro to join Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice

The Puerto Rican actor is likely to join the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, which is based on a recent Thomas Pynchon detective novel

hollywood Updated: May 10, 2013 16:07 IST
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Benicio Del Toro to join Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice.

The Puerto Rican actor is likely to join the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, which is based on a recent Thomas Pynchon detective novel, reveals Hollywood and media news site TheWrap.com.

In the runup to the 66th Cannes Film Festival, Benicio Del Toro is angling for a supporting part in Inherent Vice. He is looking to play the attorney of Doc Sportello, a pot-smoking private eye to be played by Joaquin Phoenix who criss-crosses Los Angeles in 1970 investigating a missing person case.

Crowned with success for his 2012 drama, The Master (also starring Joaquin Phoenix), Paul Thomas Anderson will start shooting, Inherent Vice, at the end of May.

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