Month: November 2015

[Gallery Update] 2009 Public Appearances add

I have add James’s 2009 Public Appearances to the gallery.

Stephen King’s New Mini Series To Star James Franco; Release Date Announced!

Stephen King’s new mini series will be starred by famous James Franco, according to Hashtag Maine.

Stephen King is the author of a lot of books in the genre of thriller and horror. His books have also been adapted into films which have become very popular already like the classic “The Shining,” “Carrie,” “Misery” and many more. He also authored “The Green Mile” which was more of a drama and slice of life type than his usual horror genre.

Hulu has just released a trailer for the eight-part adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “11/22/63.” The name of the series will now have periods instead of slashes which it will now be dubbed as “11.22.63”, according to the Inquisitr.

In addition, the first teaser of the Stephen King mini series shows a part of the episode where Franco takes on the role of teacher Jake Epping who goes into the door of a time-travel portal. The portal is located inside a local diner. The portal will then get him to the past, specifically in the year 1960.

Epping’s mission in going back three years before the assassination of the US President John F. Kennedy is to try different methods in stopping it. The problem is, however, is to pass the time along the way which gets him involved in the past, according to the Latin Post.

The other actors involved in the series are Daniel Webber as Lee Harvey Oswald which is also the future assassin of Pres. Kennedy, Cherry Jones as Marguerite Oswald, Lucy Fry as Marina Oswald, T.R. Knight as Johnny Clayton and many more, according to the Den of Geek.

Stephen King’s mini series will be launching on Hulu on President’s Day next year which is Feb. 15, 2016. This miniseries will only be available to Hulu customers, according to Digital Journal.

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James Franco in Hulu & Stephen King’s 11.22.63 teaser trailer

Hulu, Stephen King and JJ Abrams’ present their eight-part event series titled 11.22.63 starring James Franco, Chris Cooper and Cherry Jones.

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[Gallery Update] 2010 Public Appearances add

I have finally gotten round to adding James’s 2010 Public Appearances to the gallery

Jared Leto, James Franco Among Presenters at 25th Annual Literary Awards

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Mary Lynn Rajskub will host the ceremony that will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

The 25th Annual Literary Awards festival put on by PEN Center USA will take place on Nov. 16 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, with a slew of talent slated to present and attend.

Suicide Squad actor and Oscar winner Jared Leto will present the First Amendment Award to John Kiriakou, who is the first CIA officer and whistleblower to confirm the torture of detainees using waterboarding.

James Franco will deliver remarks on PEN Center’s free expression advocacy work.

Daniel Ellsberg, the activist known for leaking the Pentagon Papers, will present the prestigious Award of Honor to nonprofit investigative newsroom ProPublica.

Nic Pizzolatto, the writer behind HBO True Detective, will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to director Francis Ford Coppola, whose decades-spanning work includes The Godfather and Apocalypse Now.

Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay will receive the Freedom to Write Award, with The Literary Awards going to Meghan Daum, Claudia Rankine, Noah Hawley, and screenwriter Graham Moore.

Mary Lynn Rajskub, who is known for her role on the Fox series 24, will host the event.

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James Franco talks about ‘The Sound and the Fury,’ ‘Making a Scene’

A director and screenwriter as well as an Oscar-nominated actor (and former “30 Rock” co-star of TODAY guest host Jane Krakowski), James Franco has a new project: a film adaptation of William Faulkner’s classic “The Sound and the Fury.” He also talks about “Making a Scene with James Franco,” the AOL Originals series that mashes up TV series chosen by a wheel of fortune.

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James Franco’s band Daddy signs with Kobalt

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James Franco’s resume is already impressively long: acclaimed actor, Oscar host, Seth Rogen foil, film director, published poet, eternal college student. That apparently isn’t enough, however, as he’s just added another one: label-signed rock musician. Daddy, the rock band Franco headlines with multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe, just signed to Kobalt for their upcoming album, Please Let Me Get What I Want.

“We are really excited to partner with Kobalt on our upcoming Daddy album and film,” the band told Billboard. “Kobalt has the right forward-thinking approach to work with a project as unique as ours, where we see our work not only existing within the music realm, but extending into the film, art space and beyond on an independent basis.”

As the album title suggests, Daddy is heavily influenced by The Smiths. In fact, they even recruited former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke to play on the album, and one previously-released track is titled “This Charming Man.” It’s not quite a cover of the original Smiths song, but rather an adaptation of a poem Franco wrote based on the song. Franco’s book of poetry, Directing Herbert White, has two sections dedicated to poems inspired by The Best of the Smiths greatest hits collection. Each poem is named after a song.;

Each track on Please Get What I Want will reportedly be accompanied by a music video. As with Beyonce or FKA Twigs’ recent mixtape, the videos can be watched individually or in sequence as a film. Please Let Me Get What I Want is due out in 2016.

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First trailer for James Franco’s The Sound and The Fur

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The first trailer has debuted for director James Franco’s upcoming drama The Sound and The Fury which is an adaption of William Faulkner’s novel of the same name and sees Franco starring alongside Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Tim Blake Nelson and Ahna O’Reilly

James and Dave Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’ Headed for New Line

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New Line is in negotiations to acquire the rights to “The Disaster Artist,” a comedy starring James and Dave Franco following the making of the cult classic film “The Room.”

James Franco will also direct the pic from a script penned by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.

The film takes a fun, in-depth look at how Tommy Wiseau came up with the idea of the film hailed by many as one of the worst films ever made. James Franco will play Wiseau while Dave Franco will play Greg Sestero, who co-starred in the film. While many consider it a bad movie, its cult following is wide; theaters across the nation still play the film on midnight runs over the weekend, with many of the screenings involving fan participation similar to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s” midnight screenings.

Good Universe is producing along with James Franco and Point Grey Pictures principals Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

“The Disaster Artist” will mark one of the first films where the Franco brothers will be working together, along with the indie “Zeroville,” which James also helmed. James Franco can be seen next in his Hulu series “11/22/63,” while Dave Fanco has a handful of films set to bow in the next year including “Now You See Me 2” and “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.”

Both are repped by CAA.

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James Franco’s ‘Memoria’ Bought by Monterey Media for North America

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Monterey Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the indie drama “Memoria,” starring James Franco, Sam Dillon and Thomas Mann.

“Memoria” had its world premiere Sunday at the Austin Film Festival. Monterey Media plans to release the film next year.

The film is based on the short story by Franco. “Memoria” was written and directed by Nina Ljeti and Vladimir de Fontenay, and produced by Rabbit Bandini Productions and Burn Later Productions with the Art of Elysium.

“Memoria” is the second film in Monterey’s release lineup produced by the Art of Elysium and Rabbit Bandini Productions, following “Yosemite.” All of the funds from these films go to the Art of Elysium, a non-profit organization which supports and encourages bringing the arts to hospitalized youth, elders and the homeless community.

The film follows an anti-social boy, played by Dillon, who’s living in the suburbs of Palo Alto, Calif., and retreating to a world of military combat within the confines of his bedroom. Franco plays a teacher at the boy’s school.

“James and I are thrilled that ‘Memoria’ is the second film to be released with the Rabbit Bandini/the Art of Elysium partnership,” said Vince Jolivette, partner with Franco at Rabbit Bandini. “These films are so special to us because they bring together our passion for giving young, talented artists such as Nina and Vlad the chance to create, our love for philanthropy and our production company.”

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