What's more, according to recent chatter from Cigarettes and Red Vines, Wilson would play the character of Coy Harlington, who is:
A surf-saxophone player for a band called The Boards. In the book, Coy was rumored to be dead of a heroin over-dose but is indeed a central character that appears throughout the entire story.
Although this appears to be the only source of confirmation on Wilson's exact character, it would definitely be welcomed news, if accurate. I mean, Owen Wilson definiely has the acting chops for such a role, and playing a heroin addict? Not much of a stretch. Either way, this is interesting. I'm very curious to see how a colaboration between Owen Wilson and Paul Thomas Anderson works out.
Inherent Vice is based on 's novel of the same name and will co-star and whose characters in the movie are yet to be confirmed.
If you're looking for a synopsis, here it is:
Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon— private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog. It’s been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” except that this one usually leads to trouble. Despite which he soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, a tenor sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists.
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