Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice adapts the Thomas Pynchon novel about a scruffy, stoned detective and his doper friends—and as anyone who’s watched The Wire or even Boardwalk Empire knows, you can’t have a bunch of people indulging their vices without Michael K. Williams eventually showing up. Williams’ participation in the project has been the subject of rumor for some time, but Deadline seems to confirm it with an offhand remark buried at the end of this report on Williams starring in Captive—a thriller in which he plays a cop investigating the case of a single mom taken hostage by an "escaped, quadruple murderer," who then tries to change him by reading aloud from Christian self-help book The Purpose Driven Life (presumably by changing him into a quintuple murderer). And while that sounds all well and good, it’s definitely not as exciting as Williams joining the already-stellar Inherent Vice cast in what is still an unknown role, but one that will be played by Michael K. Williams, so it doesn’t really matter. [via The Playlist]
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