Actor-director-producer James Franco has started production on his latest film The Disaster Artist, which will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Tommy Wiseau's The Room. Earlier today, James Franco, who will portray Tommy Wiseau himself and direct, shared the first photo from the set on his Facebook page. The actor is seen in costume alongside his brother, Dave Franco, who is playing The Room co-star Greg Sestero.
The Hollywood Reporter also reveals that Zac Efron has signed on for a cameo role as a drug dealer. The cast also includes Seth Rogen, who is producing through his Point Grey Pictures company, Ari Graynor, Jacki Weaver, Hannibal Buress, Andrew Santino, Josh Hutcherson and Kate Upton. The story will follow two outsiders with no filmmaking experience who embark on a journey to make their dreams come true.Read More
James Franco is obsessed with Hermione Granger. Or perhaps, more so with the young actress who portrayed the Muggle-born witch in eight Harry Potter movies, Emma Watson. Today, the actor is showing off his latest work of art. Yes, he's gone and gotten himself an Emma Watson neck tattoo. But if you're worried that he's gone off the deep end, or that the object of his affection needs to file for a restraining order, don't. It's only temporary!
James Franco and Emma Watson co-starred in the hit apocalyptic comedy This Is the End way back in 2013, and it seems James still has a bit of a crush on his former leading lady. While she only had a minor role in that film, she was one of the few actresses to appear amidst the chaos. And now, Franco is celebrating his love for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast star. He shared the image on his account. He even included a heart emoji along with the name Hermione (though, for someone so in love, you may notice in the actual post that he spelled the character's name wrong).Read More
For those unfamiliar with Making a Scene's concept, James Franco and his team will ask fans which movies or TV shows they want to see recreated or mashed up. They then put all of the titles on a spinning wheel, with the titles to be chosen by wherever the wheel stops. James Franco added that, in the first season, they would mash up memorable scenes from two movies, but for this season, they would combine the style and tone for two completely different TV shows. The Freaks and Geeks and Saved by the Bell was just recently shot, so it isn't clear when that episode will debut. Until then, we have a sneak peek of the Season 2 premiere, which mashes up Breaking Bad with Sex and the City, along with the Season 2 trailer that offers a tiny glimpse at the Freaks and Geeks episode and others this season. You can also visit the AOL Originals page for the full four-minute episode.Read More
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