Benicio Del Toro is said to be eyeing a role in Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming film adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 crime novel "Inherent Vice" at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Set in 1970 Los Angeles, the film follows pot-smoking private detective Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl.
Del Toro is in talks to play the small but key role of an unlicensed attorney who's always trying to keep Doc out of trouble.
Anderson, Megan Ellison, John Lesher and JoAnne Seller are producing with filming to begin later this month.
Source: The Wrap