Um … major / genius collaboration announcement! Warner Bros. and the Ace Hotel are teaming up to bring you early screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson new film “Inherent Vice” in LA, NY and London! Small catch: you have to actually be staying at the hotels in order to get tickets but what’s a hotel room or two between friends? Here’s where you can book a room. One can also win tickets through give-aways on the “Inherent Vice” official site (we’re getting more information on exactly how). The Ace Hotel DTLA is having their screening on Monday, December 1st with director Paul Thomas Anderson in attendance along with actor Jena Malone and musician Joanna Newsom who are in the film. “Inherent Vice” also stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston (“Boardwalk Empire”), Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games” series) and musician Joanna Newsom. “Inherent Vice” will be in theaters nationwide December 12th. Gallery exhibitions of the film will be in each hotel in LA, NY and London starting in January. For hotel guests, there will also be custom vinyls of the film score by Jonny Greenwood.
“Inherent Vice,” is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel.
Plot: When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble. With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists… Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp—all Thomas Pynchon.
Oscar nominee Paul Thomas Anderson (“There Will Be Blood,” “The Master”) directed “Inherent Vice” from a screenplay he wrote based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Anderson also produced the film, together with Oscar-nominated producers JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi (“There Will Be Blood”). Scott Rudin and Adam Somner served as executive producers.