vice2.jpgAs the release date for Thomas Pynchon‘s new novel nears, Publishers Weekly reports on rumors that a CAA agent is trying to sell the book’s film rights.

As GalleyCat noted earlier this year, the new Pynchon novel is entitled Inherent Vice–a private detective yarn set in the 1960s. The summer release, with a California setting and surf-themed cover art, could make a surreal film script.

Here’s more from the article: “Though a rep from CAA would not comment about it, we hear Bob Bookman at the agency is shopping the film rights to Thomas Pynchon‘s August-dropping new novel from Penguin, ‘Inherent Vice.’”