The First Trailer for 'Inherent Vice' Has Arrived

"I need your help, Doc"

The screen version of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice, billed as a psychedelic SoCal detective tale, has finally arrived with a debut trailer. 

The potential awards-season contender, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, stars a shaggy haired Joaquin Phoenix as private investigator Doc Sportello. Anderson previously teamed with the star on 2013's drama The Master, which nabbed three Oscar nominations.

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Vice, which first appeared on bookshelves in August 2009, was adapted for the screen by Anderson based on Pynchon's novel. The film also features Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro and Maya Rudolph

The film is set for a world premiere Oct. 4 at the New York Film Festival.