Deadline report that Reece Witherspoon has jumped on board for Inherent Vice. Cue a million articles mentioning Joaquin and Reece’s previous collaboration in Walk The Line!!!!
Now added to that The Wrap have revealed that Martin Short and Jena Malone will also be joining!
Short and Malone are expected to join Joaquin Phoenix, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro and Reese Witherspoon in the soft-boiled crime film, which follows a pot-smoking private detective named Doc Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates a missing persons case that may have larger implications.
Malone will play a former drug addict who asks Sportello for help, while Short’s small role is being kept under wraps.
Warner Bros. is financing and distributing the comedic film, which Anderson is producing through his Ghoulardi Film Co. along with JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi.
While it has been years since Short was last seen on the big screen, he did voice key characters in Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” and DreamWorks Animation’s “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” and he’s also set to star in the Public Theater’s one-night-only performance of “The Pirates of Penzance” in Central Park.