Actor MICHAEL COTTER Wants Answers in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “INHERENT VICE”


Los Angeles, CA (November 24, 2014) – Actor MICHAEL COTTER interrogates Joaquin Phoenix alongside Reese Witherspoon in the highly-anticipated period drama “INHERENT VICE” from acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Set for release nationwide on December 12th, the film is based on the novel of the same name written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas Pynchon, “Inherent Vice,” set in Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970’s, trails drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend. Cotter portrays Associate District Attorney Rhus Frothingham, who joins Penny (Witherspoon) digging for answers during an interrogation session with Doc.

Cotter was thrilled to work with such a talented group, adding “Joaquin is such a creative force to work opposite. When given the chance to improvise one of our scenes, he brought something unique and funny to every take. He made the set feel safe and yet still every take had a great sense of unpredictability.”

Coming in 2015, Cotter finds himself in limbo on the tarmac for the indie comedy, “Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant.” The film chronicles an airline that tries to save money by eliminating flight attendants and comes from director Sam Friedlander with a script penned by accomplished TV writer, Mike Sikowitz. Cotter joins the ensemble cast which also included Mark Feuerstein, Jaima Mays, Stanley Tucci, Rebecca Romijn, Marcia Gay Harden and Taye Diggs.

Previously, Cotter appeared opposite Brandon Routh and Sam Huntington in the vampire-zombie-undead mashup, “DYLAN DOG: Dead of Night,” based on popular Italian comic book series by Tiziano Scalvi. In addition, Cotter’s had recurring roles on the TV shows “Scrubs”, “Help Me Help You” (starring Ted Danson), and most notably as the tech guy, Lewis Slocombe on the series “Shark” opposite James Woods. His other TV credits include: “CSI: NY,” “Criminal Minds,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Las Vegas.” This Northwestern University alum also starred in the comedy web series “House Husbands,” that he co-wrote and co-produced, which follows the misadventures of three friends whose only full-time job is their daily “honey do” list.

Michael Cotter is represented by Erich Smith at Affinity Artists and Manager John McGalliard.

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