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1. JT Leroy

Drama | Announced

A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be a transgender writer named JT Leroy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.

Director: Justin Kelly | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Helena Bonham Carter

2. Mississippi Requiem

Drama | Post-production

A collection of four short films based on stories written by William Faulkner.

Directors: Arkesh Ajay, Kelly Pike, Jerell Rosales, Marta Savina | Stars: James Franco, Alicia Witt, Amy Smart, Topher Grace

3. Rant

Drama | Announced

A chronicle of Buster "Rant" Casey's unusual life, one that took him away from his small town to the big city, where he became the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing -- a lifestyle that led to his early demise.

Star: James Franco

4. The Game (I)

Action, Comedy | Announced

A guy recruits the assistance of professional seduction experts in order to become the world's greatest pick-up artist.

5. Drunken Fireworks

Drama | Announced

A small town mechanic competes against a retired mob boss in a local fireworks display competition. Based on Stephen King's short story 'Drunken Fireworks'.

Star: James Franco

6. Jesse Heiman: World's Greatest Extra

Documentary | Post-production

A documentary following a year in the life of Jesse Heiman, Hollywood's most recognizable background actor - as he tries to parlay overnight recognition from a Superbowl commercial into a sustainable career as a leading man.

Director: Nick Weis | Stars: Jesse Heiman, James Franco, Josh Sussman, Jessica DiCicco

7. Zola

Drama | Announced

A stripper named Zola embarks on a wild road trip to Florida.

Director: James Franco

8. Please Don't Come Back from the Moon

Drama | Post-production

Fathers in a small California desert town abandon their children one by one leaving behind a wake of anger and crime as their sons and daughters come of age.

Director: Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: Zackary Arthur, Cheyenne Haynes, Taylor Laughlin, Jessica Starr Folger

9. The Killer Next Door

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

Six people sharing a rundown apartment building soon learn they all have secrets to hide- And one of them will do anything to protect theirs, no matter what it takes.

10. For Ed Ricketts

60 min | Documentary | Post-production

"For Ed Ricketts" is a feature documentary which reveals the deep and profound impacts of marine biologist Ed "Doc" Ricketts' on author John Steinbeck, mythologist Joseph Campbell and on ... See full summary »

Director: P.J. Palmer | Stars: James Franco, Andy Gregg, Ed Ricketts Jr., James Mumford

11. Out of Business

Short, Drama | Completed

A young woman chooses between the love of her life and a life on the run.

Director: Bobby Brodney | Stars: Charlotte Gleason, Keith Bramlette

12. Million Dollar Kill

Short, Comedy, Drama | Announced

A tale of two brothers - one alienated by ambition, the other estranged by envy.

Director: Salvatore di Costanzo | Stars: James Franco, Andy Davoli, Momo Casablanca

13. James Franco 'Art Projects' (TV Short)

Short, Comedy | Completed

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14. The IMDb Studio (2015– )
Episode: 'I Am Michael'


An interview with James Franco and Justin Kelly for the film "I Am Michael," conducted on location in Park City, Utah from the IMDB and AIV Studio at Sundance 2015.

Director: Ron Sylvester | Stars: James Franco, Justin Kelly, Keith Simanton

15. No Actor Parking (2015– )
Episode: Those F***Ing Crabcakes!


Cooper learns about Willy. Peter works the room. Sam sees his hero. Tiago gets two fingers of conversation in there.

Directors: Tom Albanese, Tiago Felizardo, Francisco Froes | Stars: Francisco Froes, Tiago Felizardo, Tom Albanese, Pancho Moler

16. Hell at the Breech (2019)

Crime, Drama | Announced

"Hell at the Breech" takes place in 1897. When an aspiring politician is mysteriously murdered in a rural area of Alabama, outraged friends - mostly poor cotton farmers - form a secret ... See full summary »

17. Poachers (2019)

Crime, Drama | Announced

"Poachers," Franklin's first book, is a collection of short stories. The title story, which won the Edgar Award for best mystery short story, focuses on three wild boys confronting a mythic... See full summary »

18. Smonk (2019)

Crime, Drama | Announced

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19. Pretenders (2018)

Drama | Post-production

A love triangle involving a photographer, a director and an actress.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Jane Levy, Juno Temple, Brian Cox

20. Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad (2018)

Animation | Filming

Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic's star husky couriers). To prove himself worthy of the... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Woodley | Stars: James Franco, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Laurie Holden

22. Evil Days (2018)

Horror | Pre-production

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Directors: Jonathan Abdilla, Abigail Bean, Joe Pease, Lucia Senesi, Ty Strickler

23. Alien: Covenant (2017)

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, James Franco, Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston

24. The Disaster Artist (2017)

Comedy, Drama | Completed

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room (2003).

Director: James Franco | Stars: Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie

25. Zeroville (2017)

96 min | Comedy, Drama | Completed

A young actor arrives in Hollywood in 1969 during a transitional time in the Industry.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Megan Fox, Dave Franco, Will Ferrell

26. High School Lover (2017)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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17-year-old Kelly falls in love with Christian, an older man, her father tries to intervene before the crush turns into a dangerous obsession.

Director: Jerell Rosales | Stars: Paulina Singer, François Arnaud, Lana Condor, Tyler Alvarez

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27. The Institute (2017)

R | 90 min | Thriller | Completed

In 19th century Baltimore, a girl stricken with grief from her parents' untimely death, voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute, and is subjected to bizarre and increasingly ... See full summary »

Directors: James Franco, Pamela Romanowsky | Stars: James Franco, Pamela Anderson, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace

28. The Deuce (2017– )

Drama | Post-production

A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.

Stars: John Druzba, James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr

29. Future World (2017)

Sci-Fi | Post-production

A young boy searches a future world wasteland for a rumored cure for his dying mother.

Directors: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: Suki Waterhouse, Milla Jovovich, James Franco, Lucy Liu

30. The Long Home (2017)

96 min | Drama | Post-production

A young contractor is hired to build a honky-tonk in Tennessee by the man who killed his father.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Ashton Kutcher, Josh Hartnett, Analeigh Tipton

31. The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2017)

97 min | Comedy, Drama | Post-production

Based on short stories from Robert Boswell's collection, seven vignettes explore the difference between fantasy and reality, memory and history, and the joy and agony of the human condition.

Directors: Mark Columbus, Lauren Hoekstra, Sarah Kruchowski, Ryan Moody, Simon Savelyev, Vanita Shastry, Shadae Lamar Smith, Jeremy David White, Jonathan King | Stars: Rico Rodriguez, Matthew Modine, James Franco, Abigail Spencer

32. The Labyrinth (2017)

Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A collection of original shorts exploring the unknown, the unexplained, and the unimaginable.

Directors: John Berardo, Jessica Kaye, Katrelle N. Kindred, Quyen Nguyen Le, Victoria Rose, Kaushik Sampath, Camila Ohara Tanabe, Tarek Tohme | Stars: James Franco, Josh Peck, Jim Parrack, Jason Ritter

33. Black Dog, Red Dog (2017)

85 min | Drama, Family, Thriller | Completed

Follows the life of Stephen Dobyns as he deals with life, women, and his move from journalism to poetry.

Directors: Adriana Cepeda Espinosa, James Franco, Anastasia Frank, Pedro Gómez Millán, Zachary Kerschberg, Brian Lannin, Leonora Lonsdale, Jon Matthews, Charles Rogers, Isabella Wing-Davey | Stars: James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Chloë Sevigny, Logan Marshall-Green

34. Kin (II) (2017)

Action, Sci-Fi | Post-production

An ex-convict and his brother are forced on the run by a vengeful criminal.

Directors: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker | Stars: James Franco, Zoë Kravitz, Dennis Quaid, Jack Reynor

35. Killing Animals (2017)

Drama | Completed

Killing Animals is a portrait of a lost generation of California youths. The lives of troubled teenage misfits intertwine as they experiment with vices of all kinds, and succumb to self-destructive, often heartless nihilism.

Directors: Javier Bosques, Steven Huffaker, Shirley Kim-Ryu, Sarah Kruchowski, Eben Portnoy, Andrew Wesman | Stars: James Franco, Cody Christian, Zachary Gordon, McCaul Lombardi

36. Actors Anonymous (2017)

96 min | Drama | Completed

The film adaptation of James Franco's popular novel Actors Anonymous, exploring the lives of young actors in Hollywood, from the highs to the lows, to the lies and the heartbreak.

Directors: Melanie Aitkenhead, Abi Damaris Corbin, Shaun Duffy, Julio Vincent Gambuto, Justin S. Lee, Kelly Luu, Kevin Luu, Jess Maldaner, Leandro Tadashi, Juel Taylor, Julian Wolff, Kerry Yang | Stars: Scott Haze, Jake Robbins, James Franco, Eric Roberts

37. Blood Surf (2017)

Horror | Post-production

A shy tattoo artist must infiltrate a notorious gang of surf witches to discover what happened to her missing brother.

Director: Nina Ljeti | Stars: James Franco, Lorelei Linklater, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Denisa Juhos

38. The Mad Whale (2017)

99 min | Drama, Thriller | Post-production

Inmates at a women's mental asylum stage a theatrical production of Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick.'

Directors: Sonia Aurelia Guggenheim, David Breschel, Jenna Cavelle, Luke Haskard, Ariel Heller, Adam Linzey, Matt McClung, Andrew Wood | Stars: James Franco, Camilla Belle, Summer Phoenix, Michael Weston

39. The Vault (2017)

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. But this is no ordinary bank.

Director: Dan Bush | Stars: James Franco, Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood, Scott Haze

40. Kill the Czar (2017)

Thriller | Post-production

A mysterious outsider's life turns upside down when she is blackmailed by an evil filmmaker to carry out an extraordinary act of violence. She winds up in a brutal fight to save the woman she loves.

Director: Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: James Franco, Amber Coney, Coral Amiga, Scott Haze

42. Rio (2017)

87 min | Drama | Post-production

Film adaptation of James Franco's novel 'Actors Anonymous'.

Directors: Gayatri Bajpai, Marcus C.W. Chan, Sam Icklow | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Olivia Crocicchia, Nathalie Love, Nicholas Downs

43. Dark Hours: Roxana (2017)

90 min | Drama | Post-production

Trapped in a women's mental asylum that is controlled by a malevolent staff, Rose finds comfort in Alice, which drives her to find an escape from the darkness so she can finally be happy and find peace with herself.

Directors: Sarah Scarlett Downing, Joshua Friedman, Carolina Matamoros, Bianca Poletti, Albert Soratorio, Stefania Vasconcellos | Stars: Bradley Gregg, Michelle Arthur, Grainne McDermott, Bill Ferris

44. Metamorphosis: Junior Year (2017)

Documentary | Completed

In the midst of the PA 2009-2011 teen suicide epidemic, this documentary follows the Palo Alto Teen Arts Council as they put on a play about the dark events in their community and coping with tough adolescent issues through the arts.

Directors: Lacey Dorn, James Franco, Brandon Fu | Stars: Kristin Kueter, Ava Hawk McDean, Anais Fernandez, James Darbyshire

45. Blood Theatre (2017)

Horror | Post-production

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Director: Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: Allie Gallerani, Vince Jolivette, Coral Amiga, Amber Coney

46. Heaven (II) (2017)

Short, Music

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In this series of ten short videos in honor of Stevie Wonder, artists perform a unique interpretation of his classic, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."

Directors: Jessica Neuman, Mike Rosenthal | Stars: David Arquette, Matt Bomer, John Cho, Miranda Cosgrove

47. Untitled James Franco Documentary (2017)

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Lisa Vangellow | Star: James Franco

48. The Deuce (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2017)

Drama | Post-production

The Deuce is an upcoming American television drama series set in and around Times Square, New York , the series pilot began shooting in October 2015. The series was picked up in January 2016.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva

49. The Deuce (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2017)

Drama | Post-production

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Stars: James Franco, Margarita Levieva, Ralph Macchio, Maggie Gyllenhaal

50. The Deuce (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2017)

Drama | Post-production

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Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Margarita Levieva, Ralph Macchio, Maggie Gyllenhaal