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Thomas Pynchon to Publish New Novel

 

Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles broke the news today that novelist Thomas Pynchon will publish a new novel called Bleeding Edge this fall with Penguin Press.

We have reached out to Penguin Press for comment and will update this post as the story evolves. In a recent New York Times interview, director Paul Thomas Anderson revealed his work on an adaptation of Pynchon’s most recent novel, Inherent Vice.

Check it out: “The book is a stoner private-eye saga, and Mr. Anderson has found an invaluable “research bible,” he said, in the underground comic strip the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. This is the first authorized adaptation of a Pynchon work, which suggests that Mr. Pynchon, famously reclusive, is cooperating in some fashion. But Mr. Anderson, a fan of that author since his teenage years, declined to speak on the record about him and seemed loath even to utter his name.”

 

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast in Catching Fire Adaptation

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast as Plutarch Heavensbee in the Catching Fire movie adaptation.

In The Hunger Games film sequel, Hoffman’s character serves as Head Gamemaker; the leader who oversees the design and management of Panem’s yearly battle to the death.

Here’s more from the release: “The actor and filmmaker just wrapped a Broadway run as Willy Loman in the revival of Death of a Salesman for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. He will next be seen in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and the indie film A Late Quartet alongside Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken.”

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Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice Could Be Adapted by Paul Thomas Anderson

Director Paul Thomas Anderson may adapt Thomas Pynchon‘s stoner private detective novel, Inherent Vice. According to an anonymous source, there is already one high profile contender for the lead role.

Here’s more about the project from Vulture: “One source familiar with the project said that Anderson’s agency, Creative Artists, has been pondering the idea of trying to attach Robert Downey Jr. as Doc Sportello, but another source cautions there’s no official Downey involvement yet and, in any event, Downey’s schedule is so full he wouldn’t available to shoot anything until November 2011 at the earliest.”

Here’s a collection of more Inherent Vice links. Last year, an intrepid Wall Street Journal reporter ran a check with a voice identification expert, confirming that the reclusive novelist had supplied the narration for the Inherent Vice book trailer. (Via Edward Champion)