EXCLUSIVE: VEEP star Timothy Simons is joining Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, Martin Short, Katherine Waterston and Jena Malone in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Inherent Vice, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 detective novel. Shooting is underway for the Warner Bros pic with Anderson producing through his Ghoulardi Film Company along with JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi. Simons is certainly busy. He’s also taken on a role in Ivan Reitman’s Draft Day and a supporting turn in the Bobby Castrone indie comedy, Flock Of Dudes before he returns to shooting the third season of the Emmy-nominated HBO show VEEP. Simons is repped by UTA, Untitled, and Derek Kroeger at Felker Toczek.
EXCLUSIVE: In a real coup for a young actress, Katherine Waterston has landed a lead female role in the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel Inherent Vice. I’ve heard she’ll play Shasta, the ex-girlfriend of Joaquin Phoenix’s character, Doc. She is a free-spirited hippie chick who turns straight for real estate mogul Mickey Wolfmann. Doc’s main task is, at first, to help Shasta Fay protect Wolfmann, her current love, from his wife and her lover. She joins Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, Martin Short, and Jena Malone, with Sean Penn reportedly eyeing a role as well. The film shoots this summer for Warner Bros, and PTA is producing through his Ghoulardi Film Co. along with JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi.