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James Franco keeps it cool and casual in a leather jacket while attending his James Franco: New Film Stills Exhibition Opening held at the Galerie Cinema on Tuesday (November 25) in Paris, France.

The 36-year-old actor showcased his series of silver prints made in 2013, where he recreates the Untitled Film Stills by Cindy Sherman – the exhibit will be on view until January 3rd!

James Franco puts his arm around Kim Jong-un (actor Randall Park) while partying it up in the new trailer for his movie The Interview.

In the trailer, we find out James‘ character Dave Skylark and Kim Jong-un have a mutual adoration of the Katy Perry song “Firework,” which begins their friendship.

The plot of the film sends Dave Skylark (Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen), who run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight,” to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

The comedy will be released on Christmas Day.


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James Franco and Seth Rogen are Skylark and Aaron in ‘The Interview’, with hilarious results.
‘The Interview’ has already become arguably the most controversial comedy of the moment, with its less than sensitive approach to the crisis in North Korea. Nonetheless, it’s another tremendously funny venture from a comedy duo we just can’t get enough of.
James Franco and Seth Rogen appear to be simply inseparable at the moment; having been best buddies since meeting on the set of late nineties show ‘Freaks and Geeks’, the pair have collaborated on numerous projects such as 2008’s Golden Globe nominated ‘Pineapple Express’, Evan Goldberg’s memorable ‘This Is the End’ (in which they play themselves) and Franco’s own film adaptation of William Faulkner’s ‘The Sound and the Fury’ (yeah, we couldn’t imagine them doing ‘serious’ either).
‘Franco’s the best, we get along really well, we’re funny together’, Rogen admits of his friendship with the Oscar winning star. And that joint humour that they share certainly hasn’t been missed by their co-stars on ‘The Interview’, as Diana Bang insists ‘seeing Seth and James work is a masterclass in improv’.
While ‘The Interview’ – which sees the pair play ‘superficial’ talk show presenter Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport who land the chance to meet their number one fan Kim Jong Un and are subsequently asked to assassinate him by the CIA – treads on thin ice with its main theme, there really couldn’t be a better duo to lend their cheeky comedic charm. ‘Franco and Seth, as actors themselves and the two characters created for the movie, both have the thing that audiences love’, producer James Weaver explains. ‘It’s friendship. It feels real and genuine because it is and it’s also incredibly unique and hilarious
Individually, they are perfect for their respective roles too, with director Evan Goldberg explaining that Franco was the best guy to play Skylark ‘because Franco’s crazy and so is his character’. Even co-star Lizzy Caplan – who plays the seductive Agent Lacey – admits: ‘I feel like Franco’s been gearing up to unleash this character on the world.’
The fun doesn’t stop at ‘The Interview’ either; you’ll be seeing a lot more from Franco and Rogen in the coming months as they currently film for Goldberg’s forthcoming animated comedy entitled ‘Sausage Party’, as well as James Franco’s upcoming flick ‘Zeroville’.
‘The Interview’ is set to hit movie theaters on February 6th 2015.


“He’s almost embarrassed by how weird he knows he comes across as,” Rogen tells David Letterman on CBS’s “Late Show” Monday night

Seth Rogen and James Franco are more than frequent co-stars, they’re friends as well. So it came from a place of love when Rogen told David Letterman on CBS’s “Late Show” Monday night about Franco, “He’s a weird guy.”
“He’s very smart, and I think he’s a lot weirder on paper than he is in real life,” Rogen clarified. “Like, if you list all the weird sh-t about him, there’s a lot of it, but when you’re actually talking to him, he’s not that weird.

“He’s almost embarrassed by how weird he knows he comes across as,” he went on to reveal. But not so embarrassed that Franco curbs his myriad passions.
He’s still in school. He’s 37,” Rogen laughed. “That’s super weird.”

When they were talking about Franco’s relationship with Rogen’s wife, Lauren, Seth insisted it is perfectly friendly. ”There’s a slight love triangle dynamic that does develop a little bit. She likes James very much.”

He joked that the only thing they had to worry about was whether or not Franco would read to them. “He has books around, he reads a lot. My wife loves him — not too much, just the right amount,” he stressed.

Seth Rogen co-stars with James Franco in “The Interview,” hitting theaters Thursday, Dec. 25. “Late Show with David Letterman” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Go behind-the-scenes with James Franco and Seth Rogen in a new featurette for The Interview.

The action-comedy doesn’t arrive in cinemas until 2015 but you can get an early glimpse of the movie from the new featurette. It’s packed with plenty of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Frano and Rogen.

The synopsis for the movie is:

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate

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James Franco loves a good phone picture and his recent visit to Hong Kong presented the perfect subject.
The Hollywood actor used his time in Asia to take in the sights of the recent democracy protests, known to many as the Umbrella Movement.
James was spotted walking through the tents and shelters at Admiralty on Friday.
The controversial character walked through the Occupy Central protest site, stopping to take pictures of the then quiet scene.
Despite his penchant for posting his pictures online, these seem to be for his personal collection.
James kept his head down as he walked through the tented area in dark glasses and a grey beanie.
He appeared to be keeping a low profile in a black leather jacket, white T-shirt and jeans.
The movement first started at the end of September this year, after the Hong Kong government refused to offer free elections to the people

The people taking to the street were predominantly students who objected to new reforms being introduced to China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.
With the campaign taking over several major city intersections, support is reportedly waning with locals.
Although there is has been no indication of when the protest may end, it seems James wanted to make the most of the sight while he was in town.
Fans on Instagram were keen to thank him for visiting.
One wrote, ‘Thank for supporting the occupy central event in admiralty thank u so much.’
While another commented on one of his pictures, ‘#umbrellamovement thanks James Franco!’

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James Franco, Martin Freeman, and Amy Adams will be the final three Saturday Night Live hosts of the year, NBC announced Thursday. Franco will host the Dec. 6 show with Nicki Minaj as musical guest.
The following week, Hobbit and Sherlock star Freeman will be accompanied by Charli XCX. Adams will host the final show before Christmas Dec. 20 with musical guest One Direction, so look out for screaming teens around 30 Rock that week.
Franco has hosted twice already and Adams, who will be promoting Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, has hosted once. Freeman’s show will be his first time hosting.

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managed to draw attention with their upcoming film, “The Color of Time.”
The biographic drama tells the poetic story of writer C.K. Williams, including the most poignant and problematic moments of his life. Williams, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, finds a rebirth in this forthcoming film pulling from his memorable “The Color of Time” body of work.
Viewers can expect a heartfelt cinematic journey through 11 of the poet’s works in this series, but really a narrative about his character.
The film races from Williams’ childhood and adolescent years in Detroit during the 1940s and 50s to the early 1980s. Franco steps into the role of the talented writer, who eventually marries Catherine Mauger, played by Kunis.
But this feature will vacillate between the past and present (hopefully with ease.)
The emotional parts of the film are punctuated by voice-overs from Williams’ poems, merging memories and moments in a unique way. And at its heart, “The Color of Time” is the bemusing tale of one man’s life broken into fragments like puzzle pieces.
Scenes show Williams’ passing many nights with writer’s block, struggling to craft and create work. Other moments give glimpses into the things of his past that haunted him.
One standout section reveals the famed poet preparing for a reading of “Tar” in New York City, reflecting on the paramount points of his life.
And through this retrospection, viewers come to know and understand Williams; there are entry points into his various relationships, the women in his life, as well as his thoughts on love and loss.
Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff, Henry Hopper and Bruce Campbell also star in the film.

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James Franco and Andy Rourke have recorded an album of songs inspired by the Smiths. The American actor and the former Smiths bassist worked with Tim O’Keefe to make Let Me Get What I Want, an LP based on Franco’s Morrissey-motivated poetry.

This project is the latest release by Franco and O’Keefe’s conceptual band Daddy. It has its roots in Franco’s first collection of poetry, Directing Herbert White, which included a 10-poem series called The Best of the Smiths: Side A and Side B. “The Smiths’ songs provided inspiration for the poems, lending tone and situation,” Franco explained to Vice . “I originally wrote this sequence as a way to use one medium (music) to influence another one (poetry) … [But] once I had the sequence, Tim and I took the material one step further and turned the poems inspired by songs back into songs of their own.”Although Rourke is not an official member of Daddy, he plays on every track. Daddy snuck one of these songs, titled This Charming Man, into a commercial Franco made for Gucci ; the full version was released as a video earlier this week.

This videos is important; in fact, every song on Let Me Get What I Want will have a video, and these 10 clips form an art film. To make the videos, the musicians enlisted teenagers at a high school in Palo Alto, where Franco’s mother had organised a film-making programme. “[The teens] developed scripts out of the same poems that we made songs out of, then shot film based on those scripts,” O’Keefe said. “While they were doing that project, we took all of the raw footage we had for each song and brought in editors to put together our film.”

The heavy meta opus will be released in 2015.

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This holiday season, James Franco and Seth Rogen are going to try and kill the leader of North Korea in “The Interview,” but as you might expect, they are not the most likely of assassins. It’s not exactly the meatiest of comedic hooks, but if anyone can make it sing it’s these two, and they are taking their personalities from the film to the next level.

In “The Interview,” James Franco plays the host of celebrity TV tabloid show “Skylark Tonight,” with Rogen as his weary producer (they land an interview with Kim Jong-Un, and are then recruited by the CIA to take him out) and it’s in that guise that the promo run for the comedy has taken an interesting shape. The latest nugget to pop out is Skylark’s chat with a game Orlando Bloom, which immediately goes off the rails when the host is astonished to learn that the actor is not knighted. If you like that, then be sure to check out Skylark’s full-blown half-hour MTV special that aired over the summer, that features more interviews with Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea.