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James Franco Says 'Spring Breakers 2' Happening Without Harmony Korine's Consent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2014 4:22 PM
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Last week came the news that "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming" was in development and headed to the Cannes marketplace to drum up financing, and it set off the alarms of fans of Harmony Korine's bonkers, neon soaked original. Firstly, he wasn't involved, nor was the cast, and instead, Jonas Akerlund has been tapped to direct with Irvine Welsh penning the script about hot young things fighting taking on militant Christians. While there hasn't been any feedback yet from Korine himself on these developments, James Franco has commented in the most James Franco way possible.

Review: 'Palo Alto' Starring James Franco & Emma Roberts Is A Strong And Soulful Debut From Gia Coppola

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 9, 2014 5:01 PM
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Palo Alto
Cinema's just about old enough at this point that we've seen a few three-generation acting dynasties—the Fondas, the Hustons, the Barrymores. But if there's a family that's produced three generations of directors, they're certainly escaping us right now. But enter Gia Coppola. The 26-year-old is, as you might imagine from the surname, the granddaughter of "The Godfather" helmer Francis Ford Coppola, which makes her the niece of his director children Sofia and Roman (Gia's father, Gian-Carlo, was Francis' eldest, killed in a boat accident in 1986 not long after her conception).

Watch: James Franco And Kate Hudson Try To Be 'Good People' In Trailer For Crime Thriller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2014 1:39 PM
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Good People
We saw what happened in "Shallow Grave" when three roomies find a bunch of cash and a dead guy, but the question is: what would James Franco do? Well, that question gets answered in the first trailer for "Good People."

James Franco May Play Tommy Wiseau In Movie About The Making Of 'The Room'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2014 11:07 AM
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The Disaster Artist James Franco
Earlier this year, it was announced that James Franco would be directing a feature adaptation of the memoir, "The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room," with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg producing. Penned by actor Greg Sestero, it's an inside look at the making of Tommy Wiseau's cult abomination, "The Room," and the idea of Franco—no stranger to ambitious projects that perhaps don't always live up to expectation—taking it on was pretty inspired. But it seems, in typical James Franco fashion, he might take it one step further.

10 One-Man Show Movies

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 22, 2014 2:04 PM
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feature, 10 One-Man-Show Movies
If there's any justice in the world, many of you will spend 85 minutes of your upcoming weekend in a car with Tom Hardy. "Locke," the formally-rigorous, real-time Steven-Knight-directed film opens on Friday, and it's terrific: a taut drama that unfolds like a thriller despite being a small, detail-specific, domestic story; and an absorbing Richard Burton-inflected showcase for its sole onscreen star. Hardy, aided by the offscreen voices of Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott and others via his handsfree phone ( the way Knight organized the calls, so that they came to Hardy "live" is fascinating) is just brilliant, crucially underplaying most of the time, as though aware that with only him onscreen (also immobile), the tiniest tic is magnified exponentially. It's the kind of tour de force that highlights by contrast just where so many other single-actor films go wrong.

Watch: First Trailer For Paul Haggis' 'Third Person' Starring Liam Neeson, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Mila Kunis & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2014 1:30 PM
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Third Person
Paul Haggis sure likes his multi-threaded dramas, in which lives intersect and secrets are revealed and we all learn valuable lessons about who we are. Hell, "Crash" won the guy an Oscar, so why not try and do it again, only this time take that concept around the globe? That's just what he did with "Third Person," which debuted at TIFF last fall, and is still without a domestic release date.

James Franco Has A Cameo In 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' That Even James Franco Didn't Know About

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 15, 2014 12:21 PM
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
There was a time when it was hard to imagine being excited for a “Planet of the Apes” movie. When “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” came out three years ago to rave reviews and became a box office success, surely nobody could have seen it coming. Now, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is just a few months away, and it’s pretty safe to say that it’s the most anticipated film in the franchise. Still, while buzz surrounding the film is definitely strong, not everyone is particularly thrilled about what will appear on screen.

Tom Hardy Joins Musical 'London Road,' Ryan Reynolds Visits 'Woman In Gold' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 4, 2014 9:00 AM
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He may have starred in two of the worst blockbusters of recent years -- “Green Lantern” and “R.I.P.D.” -- but don’t hold that against him, given the right film and role (like in this year’s “The Voices”) Ryan Reynolds can shine. Deadline reports Reynolds will stay in the arthouse world with a role in the Helen Mirren-starring “Woman In Gold” alongside Daniel Bruhl, who’s in negotiations with The Weinstein Company.

Watch: Visit 'Palo Alto' With New Trailer For Gia Coppola's Feature Debut Starring Emma Roberts & James Franco

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2014 2:08 PM
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Palo Alto
The name Coppola carries with it some weight, not just because of the legacy already attached to Francis Ford Coppola, but also the oeuvre carved out by Sofia Coppola. But now Gia Coppola (Francis' granddaughter) is getting in the family way with "Palo Alto," her debut feature film and a new trailer is here as it gears up to hit theaters.

James Franco & Seth Rogen Troll Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Again By Recreating Their Vogue Cover

James Franco & Seth Rogen Vogue
Creative inspiration comes in many forms, but lately for forever pals Seth Rogen and James Franco, the publicity machine of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian has spurred a little wicked stream in them. First was their hilarious shot-for-shot redo of West's video "Bound 2," entitled "Bound 3 (Vague)," and now they've poked fun at Kimye once again. Read More »

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