Joanna Newsom Narrates 'Inherent Vice' Trailer

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Three days ago, we learned that California Folk artist Joanna Newsom will play the role of Sortilege in Paul Thomas Anderson's film adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice.

Now, the official trailer has been released and it features narration from Newsom, a role she'll reprise throughout the film. Watch below.

??Inherent Vice is set to star Joaquin Phoenix as Doc Sportello, a "pothead" detective who unravels a conspiracy in 1970's Southern California.

The film will also feature Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, and Reese Witherspoon and a score from Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood.??

Anderson, whose past credits include the fantastic There Will Be Blood and Boogie Nights, has stirred up speculation that Thomas Pynchon himself might also have a cameo appearance. Pynchon is infamous for his reclusiveness, especially in light of his runaway success and influence in the realm of postmodern literature.

Few known pictures of him exist. When pressed by The New York Times Book Review on Pynchon's possible cameo, Anderson said, "I mean, even if he did [appear], how would I even know?"??

Newsom's latest (triple!) album Have One on Me was released February 23, 2010 via Drag City.

Her sophomore album, YS, was rated by many publications as one of the best albums of 2006 and even of all time, ranking in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.