Benicio Del Toro to join Joaquin Phoenix in 'Inherent Vice'

The Puerto Rican actor is likely to join the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, which is based on a recent Thomas Pynchon detective novel, reveals Hollywood and media news site

In the runup to the 66th Cannes Film Festival, Benicio Del Toro is angling for a supporting part in "Inherent Vice." He is looking to play the attorney of Doc Sportello, a pot-smoking private eye to be played by Joaquin Phoenix who criss-crosses Los Angeles in 1970 investigating a missing person case.

Crowned with success for his 2012 drama "The Master" (also starring Joaquin Phoenix), Paul Thomas Anderson will start shooting "Inherent Vice" at the end of May.