While it may seem like James Franco is portraying himself in the upcoming Maladies, that isn't quite the case. The first trailer has been released for the upcoming drama, which centers on a well-known actor named James (James Franco), who leaves his profession behind to devote his life to writing and other pursuits. He moves in with his unbalanced sister (Fallon Goodson) and her friend (Catherine Keener), when James begins to hear voices inside his head. David Strathairn and Alan Cumming co-star in this upcoming drama, debuting in limited release March 25 before arriving on VOD platforms March 25.