Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has signed on to join James Franco in the upcoming 20th Century Fox comedy Why Him? We first reported on the project back in February, when James Franco signed on to star for producers Shawn Levy and Ben Stiller. Production is scheduled to begin this coming February in Los Angeles.
The story centers on a father (Bryan Cranston) from the Midwest who decides to travel with his family to visit their daughter at college over the holiday season. The dad gets quite a surprise when he meets her new tech billionaire boyfriend (James Franco). A bitter rivalry ensues between the father and his daughter's boyfriend that quickly spirals out of control.Read More
David Simon, George Pelecanos and James Franco will serve as executive producers on The Deuce along with Richard Price, who is credited on subsequent scripts, and pilot director Michelle Maxwell MacLaren. The second project is a collaboration between David Simon and famed journalist Carl Bernstein, who will co-produce the pilot. Ed Burns, who worked with David Simon on The Wire, and William F. Zorzi are also producing. William F. Zorzi is a former political journalist for the Baltimore Sun, who worked with David Simon on his new HBO miniseries David Simon, debuting August 16.Read More
The story centers on a 15-year-old missing person case reopened by Texas Ranger Samantha Payne (Luciana Pedraza), who uncovers evidence suggesting that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs (Robert Duvall). When Scott's estranged son (James Franco) unexpectedly returns home during the investigation, Samantha becomes even more convinced that the Briggs family was involved, and will stop at nothing to discover the truth about the boy's death - even putting her own life in jeopardy. The supporting cast includes Adriana Barraza, Josh Hartnett, Jim Parrack, Devon Abner and Angie Cepeda.
In addition to the trailer, we also have the new poster for Wild Horses, which is set to debut in theaters and on VOD formats June 5. While we're not sure yet how wide a theatrical release Wild Horses will get, it's going up against three heavy hitters in theaters, Insidious Chapter 3, Spy and Entourage. Do you think this indie drama will be able to make a dent at the box office? Check out the trailer and poster below, and let us know what you think.Read More
Journalist Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets the accused killer, Christian Longo (James Franco) in the first clip from True Story, arriving in theaters April 17 from Fox Searchlight Pictures. While any meeting between a journalist and an accused killer would probably be rather tense, it is even more warranted in this clip, since Finkel is meeting the man who literally stole his identity, which he used while he was living outside of the U.S. After he is arrested for killing his wife, Longo reveals that the only person he will talk to is Finkel.
Before these events in this true story adaptation took place, Finkel was forced to leave the New York Times in disgrace, after he was caught falsifying accounts of impoverished teenagers in West Africa. Just one week later, the New York Times was embroiled in yet another plagiarism scandal involving reporter Jayson Blair. The plot follows Michael Finkel after his fall from grace at the New York Times, as he meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat-and-mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel's relentless pursuit of Longo's true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption.Read More
James Franco is in talks to star in the 20th Century Fox comedy Why Him?, which will be produced by Shawn Levy's 21 Laps company and Ben Stiller's Red Hour Pictures. Both of the production companies are based on the 20th Century Fox lot.
The plot centers on a Midwestern father who takes his family on a trip to Stanford, to visit his daughter during the Christmas holiday. What started as an innocent family trip quickly spirals out of control, as the father gets into an unexpected competition with his daughter's new boyfriend, a young Internet billionaire. While Variety doesn't specify which role James Franco will play, it seems likely that he will portray the billionaire boyfriend.Read More
Hulu and Warner Bros. Television have announced that Oscar-nominated actor James Franco (Sausage Party) has been set to star in the upcoming Hulu Original series 11/22/63. The series is coming from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, along with acclaimed author Stephen King, executive producer/writer Bridget Carpenter and Warner Bros. Television.
Based upon the best-selling 2011 novel written by Stephen King and published by Scribner, 11/22/63 is a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself...Which doesn't want to be changed.Read More
Actor/filmmaker James Franco is getting behind the camera to direct once again, assembling an all-star cast for his adaptation In Dubious Battle, based on the 1936 John Steinbeck novel of the same name. Selena Gomez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride have all signed on to star. No details were immediately available for the characters they will portray.
The novel centers on a man trying to organize a strike between fruit pickers in Southern California. Matt Rager, who worked on the screenplay for As I Lay Dying with James Franco, is writing the screenplay adaptation. Principal photography is slated to begin in March, although it isn't known if other roles needed to be cast. James Franco has a history with John Steinbeck, recently making his Broadway debut with a revival of his Of Mice and Men.Read More