Harpist and singer will appear alongside Joaquin Phoenix in an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novelJoanna Newsom is set to make her film debut, acting in a movie directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The harp-playing songwriter will appear alongside Joaquin Phoenix in an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice.According to Indiewire’s Playlist blog, Newsom was glimpsed on set with Phoenix and co-star Katherine Waterston. Her role hasn’t been announced, but she’s in 60s hippie regalia: a purple flower dress and sandals.The follow-up to Anderson’s The Master, released last year, Inherent Vice follows the hardboiled and paranoid story of private eye Larry “Doc” Sportello. Starting in late 1969, Doc investigates smugglers, spies, nightclubs and kidnapping in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.While Newsom isn’t known as an actress, the folk darling has already had a couple of on-screen performances. Besides appearing in the music video for MGMT’s Kids, she caught a lift with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in a 2012 episode of Portlandia. The 31-year-old is also engaged to marry actor and Saturday Night Live and Lonely Island comic Andy Samberg, also known in the UK for his role on BBC Three series Cuckoo.Newsom’s last release was the 2010 triple album, …read more

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