Joanna Newsom is to narrate Inherent Vice, the new film from director Paul Thomas Anderson. Anderson's film is based on a 2009 novel by Thomas Pynchon; Newsom's involvement was originally revealed last year, however a report in The New York Times confirms Newsom will play Sortilège; an "earth-goddess-like" character. The film is Anderson's first since 2012's The Master.

Joanna Newsom is to narrate Inherent Vice, the new film from director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Anderson’s film is based on a 2009 novel by Thomas Pynchon; Newsom’s involvement was originally revealed last year, however a report in The New York Times confirms Newsom will play Sortilège; an “earth-goddess-like” character.

The film is Anderson’s first since 2012’s The Master.

Inherent Vice follows private investigator Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquim Phoenix) working in 1970’s Los Angeles. It co-stars Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin and Owen Wilson.

It is the first feature film adapted from a novel by Pynchon. The film is scheduled to be released on December 12, 2014.

You can watch Pynchon narrate a promo video for the novel below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjWKPdDk0_U

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