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On The Strombo Show Credit: Vanessa Heins, 2017

The Strombo Show welcomed James Franco to celebrate his new film, The Room. He discusses his appreciation of The Wire, how he approached “the best worst movie ever made,” telling the universal story about dreamers on the outside, the soul of The Room’s Tommy Wiseau, choosing to honour other artists, Basquiat, Pollock, the addiction and pitfalls of public persona, relieving ego to find happiness, recognizing workaholic and escapism tendencies to find happiness and what’s on his work-out playlist (Jonathan Richman, Jamie XX, Mura Masa, A$AP Rocky).

If you want to read and watch the complete unedited interview of James Franco’s conversation with George Stroumboulopoulos on the Strombo Show. You can under the cut

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James Franco will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live on December 9, his fourth time. Kevin Hart takes the gig the following week, December 16, marking his third time as host.

Those SNL episodes will round out December’s three-week run of new shows. As previously reported, Saoirse Ronan will make her hosting debut this Saturday, December 2., with musical guest U2.

Musical guests for the Franco episode will be SZA, and Hart’s will be Foo Fighters.

Each of the hosts has a movie to plug: Ronan is starring in Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, Franco’s The Disaster Artist opens this Friday in limited release and December 8 nationwide, and Hart’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opens December 20.

As for the musical guests, U2’s 14th album, Songs of Experience, is out December 1, and Foo Fighters are touring to support their latest, Concrete and Gold. SZA’s album Ctrl was released in the summer.

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Fox is in negotiations with James Franco to star in a movie about the Marvel Comics character Multiple Man.

The studio is also in talks with “Wonder Woman” writer Allan Heinberg to pen the script. It’s negotiating with Simon Kinberg and his Genre Films to produce with Franco through his Ramona Films with brother Dave Franco and Vince Jolivette.

Multiple Man, aka Jamie Madrox, is a character in the X-Men universe who received cloning powers at birth. In the comics, Jamie’s father, who works at the Los Alamos Nuclear Research Center, moves his family to a farm, where his son is fitted with a special suit — designed by X-Men leader Professor X — to control his powers. The suit malfunctions, causing Multiple Man to go crazy.

Jeremy Kramer will oversee the movie for Fox, if the deals go through. Franco and Kinberg have been developing Fox’s “The Hardy Men” as a potential starring vehicle for both James and Dave Franco, who would portray the grown-up versions of The Hardy Boys.

Fox has scheduled three movies in its expanding “X-Men” universe for 2018, with “New Mutants” slated to open on April 13, “Deadpool 2” on June 1, and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” on Nov. 2. It also recently set “Gambit,” the “X-Men” spinoff starring Channing Tatum, for Feb. 14, 2019.

Franco’s “The Disaster Artist,” which has been embraced by critics, opens Dec. 1. He is repped by UTA and Anonymous Content. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”). THE DISASTER ARTIST, starring James Franco, Dave Franco, and Seth Rogen. In Select Theaters December 1. Nationwide December 8.

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