AFI Fest Sets Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Inherent Vice’ for West Coast Premiere

The AFI Fest has set Paul Thomas Anderson’s comedy drama “Inherent Vice,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, for its West Coast premiere on Nov. 8 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

Inherent Vice,” based on the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, also stars Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, and Martin Short.

“Vice,” the first film adaptation of a Pynchon novel, premiered at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 4 and is scheduled to be released in the U.S. by Warner Bros. on Dec. 12. The AFI Fest will also present a conversation with Anderson, who adapted the screenplay and produced in addition to directing.

Daniel Lupi and JoAnne Sellar also produced.

The AFI Fest will open Nov. 6 with J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year” and close on Nov. 13 with Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher.” Mark Wahlberg’s “The Gambler” will premiere on Nov. 10 and Sophia Loren will be honored with a tribute Nov. 12.

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