Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Filming This Spring

Director/writer Paul Thomas Anderson attends "The Master" Photocall during the 69th Venice International Film Festival at Palazzo del Casino on September 1, 2012 in Venice, Italy. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Paul Thomas Anderson is closer to making that adaptation of Inherent Vice than anyone who endured the last two five-year gaps between films would have any right to expect. JoAnne Sellar, Anderson's producer since 1997's Boogie Nights, says that Vice, the first-ever adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel, is primed to film in late April. Meaning we might soon know if PTA and Joaquin Phoenix are really teaming up again.