Living comedy legend Martin Short is set to star in his first movie in several years, and it’s a pretty prestigious one. The Wrap reports that Short has been cast in Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie Inherent Vice, an adaptation of the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as pothead private eye Doc Sportello, who’s investigating the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend. Short joins a supporting cast that also includes Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, and Reese Witherspoon. Short’s small role in the movie is being kept under wraps. He recently starred in Mulaney, SNL writer/stand-up John Mulaney’s Lorne Michaels-produced sitcom that didn’t get picked up for some reason. Inherent Vice will mark Martin Short’s first onscreen movie role since 2006’s Santa Clause 3. This should be a much bigger deal and will probably get nominated for more Oscars.
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