Former General Hospital star and Oscar nominee James Franco (ex-Franco) is the latest celebrity to launch a Indiegogo campaign to pay for a film, but there’s a twist. The $500,000 Franco is hitting fans up for will be used to produce not one, but three films based on his 2010 book Palo Alto, according to The Wrap.
Franco has big plans for the money: a trio of feature-length films directed by four up-and-coming talents. "Memoria" will be co-directed by Nina Ljeti and Vladimir de Fontenay; "Killing Animals" will be directed by Bruce Thierry Cheung; and "Yosemite" will be directed by Gabrielle Demestree. Franco hopes to begin shooting this August.
Oscar nominee, host and former General Hospital star James Franco was joined by family and friends when he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 7. Franco (pictured with brother Dave Franco and mother Betsy Franco above) stars in director Sam Raimi’s latest film Oz The Great and Powerful, which hits theaters this weekend. See more photos after the jump! READ MORE
DC #710: James Franco Talks Oz and Lusting After General Hospital's Jason Morgan on The Jolt With Larry FlickBy Luke Kerr on March 08, 2013
Franco shares what inspired him to visit General Hospital as the villain Franco. Hear Franco as he describes his role as OZ in Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful. Listen as he discusses his indie film Interior. Leather Bar. and get insight into his motivation for the boundary pushing film. .
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Reviews are beginning to come in from the Sundance Film Festival for Amanda Seyfried’s (ex-Lucy, As the World Turns) new film Lovelace. The film is based on the life of porn star Linda Lovelace and the iconic film Deep Throat.
The Lovelace cast includes: Peter Sarsgaard, James Franco (ex-Franco, General Hospital), Sharon Stone, Hank Azaria, Adam Debi Mazar and Eric Roberts (ex-Vance Abrams, The Young and the Restless). The Hollywood Reporter called it surprisingly good.
Given all the ways a project like this could have gone wrong, the result is surprisingly good on several fronts, beginning with a shrewd structure that fosters an intelligent dual perspective on the public and private aspects of the Deep Throat phenomenon.
Indiewire caught up with Seyfried after the Sundance premiere to talk about the film. In the interview she reveals she views Mean Girls as her best work.
Do you ever think back to your breakout turn in “Mean Girls,” and go, “Wow, I can’t believe how far I’ve come?”
Oh yeah, always! It’s been such a slow move for me. And I’m really lucky because I got to experience each thing as it came, as opposed to being bombarded with all this attention. It’s always been slow. People say, “Oh, breakout star overnight,” to these actors of my generation. It must be hard to get all that attention and know what’s real at the end of the day. And luckily a lot of them do and they’re real people… I can call them my peers and I’m super proud.
Also, I’ve just worked a long time. I’ve gotten a lot of cool opportunities here and there and I’ve made some good choices with the help of my amazing team. I was with them since I was 16. It all feels right; it feels good. I still look back at “Mean Girls” as my best work.
Watch a preview from Lovelace after the jump!
General Hospital alumni and Oscar nominee James Franco (ex-Franco) has teamed up with Pretty Little Liars and former Days of Our Lives star Ashley Benson (ex-Abby Deveraux) for a parody of Justin Bieber’s hit song “Boyfriend.” While Franco impersonates The Biebs, Benson slips into Selena Gomez’s role from the original music video. Watch it after the jump!