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1. Future World

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: Milla Jovovich, James Franco, Lucy Liu, Margarita Levieva

2. Kin

Action, Sci-Fi | Pre-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

3. 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, James Franco, Helena Bonham Carter

4. Blood Meridian

Western | Announced

Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, Blood Meridian traces the journey of the Kid, a 14 year old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish ... See full summary »

Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Tye Sheridan

5. 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, Amy Smart, Alicia Witt, Topher Grace

6. Killing Animals

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, Zachary Gordon, Cody Christian, McCaul Lombardi

7. The Kid (I)

Western | Announced

The story of a young boy who witnesses Billy the Kid's encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett.

Director: Vincent D'Onofrio | Stars: James Franco, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

11. 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

12. A Crack Up at the Races

Drama | Announced

A look at the events surrounding a race war in Florida.

Star: James Franco

13. Beautiful People

Biography, Drama | Announced

The story of Playboy hairstylist Jay Sebring, who made a name for himself in the 1960s.

Director: James Franco

14. 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, Scott Crane, Taylor Laughlin

15. Zola

Drama | Announced

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

Director: James Franco

16. Metamorphosis: Junior Year

Documentary | Post-production

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 | Stars: Ava Hawk McDean, Kristin Kueter, Anais Fernandez, Emma Wilde

17. Alone for the Holidays

Comedy | Announced

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Director: Anne Fletcher

18. 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.

19. 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

20. 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, Susan Schillinglaw, William Gilly, Andy Gregg

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

Short, Comedy | Completed

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22. 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

23. 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

24. 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 »

25. Smonk (2019)

Crime, Drama | Announced

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26. 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 »

27. 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, Anjelica Huston, Alec Baldwin

29. The Masterpiece (II) (2017)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

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

Director: James Franco | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Dave Franco, Zac Efron, James Franco

30. The Deuce (2017– )

Drama | Announced

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

Stars: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva

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 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, Robin Lord Taylor, Ashton Kutcher, Josh Hartnett

33. 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

34. Black Dog, Red Dog (2017)

85 min | Drama, Family, Thriller | Post-production

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, Chloë Sevigny, Steven Ogg, Logan Marshall-Green

35. The Trap (I) (2017)

Crime, Horror, Thriller | Announced

An ex-con is out for revenge against a gangster rapper and former friend who let him take the fall for a robbery they committed 14 years earlier.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: James Franco, Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, Benicio Del Toro

36. The Institute (2017)

90 min | Thriller | Post-production

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Directors: James Franco, Pamela Romanowsky | Stars: James Franco, Pamela Anderson, Topher Grace, Eric Roberts

37. 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

38. 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, Wilmer Calderon, Coral Amiga

39. Blood Surf (2017)

Horror | Post-production

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Director: Nina Ljeti | Stars: James Franco, Lorelei Linklater, Sasha Frolova, Jasmine Cephas Jones

41. 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, Nicholas Downs, Nathalie Love, Jacob Loeb

42. Blood Theatre (2017)

Horror | Post-production

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

43. Dark Hours: Roxana (2017)

90 min | Drama | Filming

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, Marie Laurin, Bill Ferris

44. Untitled James Franco Documentary (2017)

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Lisa Vangellow | Star: James Franco

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

Drama | Filming

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

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

Drama | Filming

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Stars: James Franco, Emily Meade, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Macchio

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

Drama | Filming

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Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Emily Meade, Maggie Gyllenhaal, David Krumholtz

48. The Deuce (2017– )
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2017)

Drama | Filming

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Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: James Franco, Emily Meade, Maggie Gyllenhaal, David Krumholtz

49. The Deuce (2017– )
Episode: Show and Prove (2017)

Drama | Filming

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Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: James Franco, Emily Meade, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Macchio

50. The Deuce (2017– )
Episode: The Principle Is All (2017)

Drama | Filming

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Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Emily Meade, Maggie Gyllenhaal, David Krumholtz