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.