Joanna Newsom’s filmography isn’t very long, save for an appearance on Portlandia, but apparently that was enough for Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood). As The Playlist reports, the eccentric director has cast the singer-songwriter as part of his latest project, the long-awaited adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice. For proof, check out set photos with Newsom over at Eyeprime.
The film follows a Los Angeles detective who’s on the prowl to find his ex-girlfriend. Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Martin Short, and Jena Malone are all on-board for the film, which is expected to surface in 2014.
Below, watch Newsom in Portlandia:
Photo by Meghan Brosnan