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Zachary Quinto Plays James Franco's Lover in New Film, Applauds His Co-Star as a "Provocateur"

12 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

James Franco has always been open about embracing anything and everything that has to do with homosexuality. And while some may raise their eyebrows at his interest with gay topics, his pal and Michael co-star Zachary Quinto, who came out in 2011, praises Franco for it and urges others to also become a "provocateur" of sorts. "My feeling about James, in particular, is that he's someone who is really interested in generating a dialogue, and his personal position or perspective on something is almost less important to him than in what that position he adopts will generate in other people. And I think he's a provocateur in that way," Quinto tells HuffPost Live's Ricky »

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James Franco re-enacts film scenes for fun, postmodernism in 'Making a Scene'

20 hours ago | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

AOL Original’s new series Making a Scene with James Franco debuts this Wednesday, and it features James Franco doing what he does best: art-like mini-projects that require more than a sentence to explain. Despite a title that sounds like something dry and conversational and hosted by James Lipton, the 10-episode first season actually showcases Franco & Co. taking a variety of famous scenes from famous movies, mashing them up, and staging the result. The key is that they won’t have total control over what they’ll be enacting.

“The idea was to turn over some of the creative process »

- Keith Staskiewicz

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Chris Pratt, James Franco + More Stars Talk About Mentors For Esquire (Photos)

20 hours ago | GossipCop | See recent GossipCop news »

Esquire asked 50 notable men to reflect on the people who helped drive their success as a part of the magazine's new mentoring initiative. Chris Pratt, James Franco, Aziz Ansari, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Hader, and Armie Hammer are among the stars who share stories about the men and women who changed their lives in order to show the positive effect a mentor can have on a child. Check out their stories and photos here! »

- Erica Tempesta

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‘Leftovers’ Actress Joins Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in ‘Nice Guys’ (Exclusive)

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following her strongly reviewed perf as Kevin Garvey’s daughter in HBO’s “The Leftovers,” Margaret Qualley looks to have landed her first major studio role.

The actress is in talks to join Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures’ “The Nice Guys.”

Shane Black is directing the crime drama with Joel Silver producing. Ken Kao of Waypoint Entertainment, Hal Sadoff, and Michael Malone will executive produce.

“Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

The pic is scheduled to arrive June 17, 2016.

Besides “The Leftovers,” Qualley has also been seen in the James Franco pic “Palo Alto. »

- Justin Kroll

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Margaret Qualley Finds The Nice Guys

23 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

For someone whose entire career has thus far comprised two jobs – a role in James Franco’s Palo Alto and playing Justin Theroux’s daughter on HBO’s The LeftoversMargaret Qualley is quickly grabbing attention. And that includes from Shane Black, who has her in talks to join his 1970s crime thriller The Nice Guys.Black co-wrote the script with Anthony Bagarozzi and has Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe signed on the dotted to star.The story finds Gosling as wayward, troubled private eye Holland March, who crosses paths in Los Angeles with hired muscle Jackson Healy (Crowe). These unlikely allies must prowl the mean streets of Los Angeles to solve the case of a missing girl, which soon develops links to the death of a porn star. As they unravel the cases, they discover a massive conspiracy with tentacles in the highest levels of power.Qualley will be »

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Hollywood Heads to Broadway

23 hours ago | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

Every year, the glittering lights and unique experience of Broadway lures Hollywood actors to the East Coast; some are veterans of the stage and others are making their Broadway debut. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), James Franco (This is the End) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) all made their Broadway debuts earlier this year, with O’Dowd receiving a Tony nomination for Of Mice and Men and Cranston winning a Tony for All The Way. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), who hadn’t been on Broadway since his 2004 run in Assassins, scored his first Tony nomination and win for Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer.

The Broadway lineup for the end of the year hosts a number of Hollywood actors making their Broadway debuts, and they are joined by an illustrious group of Broadway vets returning to the stage.

Michael Cera (Arrested Development) and Kieran Culkin, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Mike O'Brien will not return as an 'SNL' player this season

15 September 2014 7:43 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

As Saturday Night Live adds comedian Pete Davidson to its lineup, news has also emerged that another player will not be returning—at least in front of the camera.

EW can confirm that Mike O’Brien, an SNL writer since 2009 who made his debut as a featured player last year, will no longer be in the series’ cast. Deadline first reported the news. O’Brien will still be a writer on the show.

O’Brien had a following before his onscreen SNL debut, thanks to his web series “7 Minutes in Heaven,” in which he interviewed celebrities like Amy Poehler and »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Daily | Wrapping Toronto 2014

14 September 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

As this year's Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close, we gather one last round of notable reviews of notable films: new work by Liv Ullmann, François Ozon, Isao Takahata, Denys Arcand, Sophie Barthes, Alan Rickman, Im Kwon-taek, Anne Fontaine, Ken Jacobs, Manoel de Oliveira, Bent Hamer, Ann Hui, James Franco, Andrew Lau, Andrew Niccol, Wang Xiaoshuai, Claire Denis, Michael Winterbottom, Lone Scherfig, Peter Chan, Mario Martone, Zhang Lu, Naji Abu Nowar and more. » - David Hudson »

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Another Chuck Palahniuk Adaptation To Get Our Hopes Up For

12 September 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

It’s unfortunate that each new announcement of a Chuck Palahniuk book being optioned for production has become a ritual in heart-protecting restraint, but after several dozen attempts to bring all of his novels to the big screen, it’s hard to take anything without a salt block handy. Except when James Franco is involved. Which he is. Say what you will about his talent, the guy gets shit done. So there’s a kernel of hope for “Rant” to do what most others couldn’t do. According to Deadline, Franco is producing while Adderall Diaries director Pamela Romanowsky will write and direct. It’s highly likely that Franco will take the lead role of Buster “Rant” Casey — a figure living in a future dystopia where classism has divided the population by curfews. Casey is a “Nighttimer,” part of the oppressed class, who participates in an elaborate urban racing game where the goal is to slam your »

- Scott Beggs

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Broadway's 'Of Mice and Men' to Hit Theaters in November

12 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

George and Lennie are hitting the big screen, as the recent Broadway run of Of Mice and Men will screen in theaters on Nov. 6. Anna D. Shapiro's staging of the John Steinbeck novella — which tells the tragic story of two itinerant workers seeking new opportunities in Depression-era California — stars James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton. The 19-week limited engagement (from April 16 to July 27) broke the Longacre Theatre's house records and recouped its $3.8 million capitalization within 12 weeks. O'Dowd nabbed a Tony nomination as the gentle giant, Lennie. The hit play will

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- Ashley Lee

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Little Q + A: Millree Hughes + Bradley Rubenstein

12 September 2014 8:28 AM, PDT | | See recent CultureCatch news »

Millree Hughes, born in North Wales in 1960, has been making art on the computer since 1998. In the 2000s, he showed with Michael Steinberg Fine Arts. Hughes is currently working with Museum Editions ( in New York City and Polyglot Gallery in Dallas, Texas. 

Bradley Rubenstein: Let's start by talking a little bit about Lummox (2010) before we get into the new work. I thought it was hilarious, and at the same time there was a serious aspect regarding cultural mediation that a lot of your work touches on. It also came out before James Franco’s Cindy Sherman show at Pace (New Film Stills, 2014), and all the Marina Abramović performances with Jay-z and whatnot, so it really caught something about our cultural moment.

Millree Hughes: Thank you. I like that you put our documentary in the context of Abramović and Franco -- making the artist a persona »

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James Franco Buys The Rights To Chuck Palahniuk’s Rant

12 September 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not content with making movies out of the books of William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy, James Franco apparently has plans to expand his repertoire to include the work of Chuck Palahniuk, as reports have surfaced that Franco just purchased the rights to Palahniuk’s novel Rant.

For those are not Palahniuk-philes, Rant tells the story of Buster “Rant” Casey, a high school rebel who leaves his small town to journey to the big city and become the leader of an “urban demolition derby” known as Party Crashing. Following his violent death, Rant’s friends collect information needed to tell an oral history of his life as “the most efficient serial killer of our time.”

Well, that does sound like good fodder for a film. It’s unclear whether Franco will be directing, producing, or merely starring in the film version of Rant, though personally I hope for the latter. Franco »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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James Franco's next novel adaptation is Chuck Palahniuk's 'Rant'

12 September 2014 6:51 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Another of Chuck Palahniuk’s works is being brought from the page to the big screen. No, not the still-surprising Fight Club 2—it’s his novel Rant, which will make the transition thanks to James Franco.

As Lit Reactor first reported, Franco has optioned the rights to adapt Palahniuk’s 2007 book, which goes by the full title Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey. The author and Franco both confirmed the news on Twitter on Sept. 11.

Buster Casey is coming to the big screen! @JamesFrancoTV just optioned Rant! Details here – #rant

Chuck Palahniuk (@chuckpalahniuk) September 11, 2014

Me And Chuck Palahniuk! »

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Chuck Palahniuk’s Rant to be adapted by James Franco

12 September 2014 6:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lit Reactor today brings news that Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk’s 2007 novel Rant is to be adapted for the screen by actor/director James Franco (Spider-Man, Pineapple Express), who has picked up the rights.

The author is quoted as saying: “As of last night we’ve finalized a deal for James Franco to option my novel Rant…..Details about the casting, shooting and a proposed release date will be forthcoming. Hurray. After the opportunity to work with Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Sam Rockwell, I can’t imagine a more exciting actor to work with than Franco.”

After Fight Club in 1999 and the under-rated Choke in 2008 (which starred Rockwell), this will be the third of Palahniuk’s novels to be brought to the screen. It will also mark another book-adaptation directorial job for Franco, who is making a habit of adapting famous novels, including 2013 effort As I Lay Dying, »

- Scott Davis

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James Franco acquires film rights to Chuck Palahniuk's Rant

12 September 2014 3:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Franco has acquired the film rights to Chuck Palahniuk's Rant.

The actor and filmmaker will adapt the Fight Club author's 2007 novel.

"As of last night we've finalised a deal for James Franco to option my novel Rant," Palahniuk told Lit Reactor. "Details about the casting, shooting and a proposed release date will be forthcoming. Hurray.

"After the opportunity to work with Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Sam Rockwell, I can't imagine a more exciting actor to work with than Franco."

It is yet to be revealed whether Franco intends to direct, produce or star in the film, or all three.

Rant recounts the strange life of Buster Casey as told by his friends at his wake.

Franco will next be seen in his Sound and the Fury adaptation. »

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James Franco, Chris O’Dowd ‘Mice And Men’ Sets November 6 Telecast

11 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

November 6 has been set for the first National Theatre Live telecast of Of Mice and Men starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd. The revival of the John Steinbeck play, which closed on July 27, also stars Leighton Meester and Jim Norton. Staged by Anna D. Shapiro, it’s the first Broadway show ever on the U.K.-based program’s roster. Tickets for the Nt Live presentation, booked into 700 U.S. and Canada movie theaters, will go on sale September 12 at

The sixth season of NTLive telecasts launches September 16 with A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, followed on October 23 by the Broadway-bound revival of David Hare’s Skylight, starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. Then the National’s electrifying Frankenstein, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, on October 27 and 29: Of Mice And Men; John (December 9) and Treasure Island (January 22, 2015). The »

- The Deadline Team

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James Franco Options Chuck Palahniuk Novel Rant as Possible Starring Vehicle; Pamela Romanowsky to Write and Direct

11 September 2014 7:13 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

James Franco keeps his slate full with notable literary adaptations like The Sound and the Fury, Child of God, and Zeroville.  Franco will add another, as Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk tells Lit Reactor that Franco optioned his book Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey.  Set in the near future, the story centers on recounted memories of Buster "Rant" Casey, the leader of an urban demolition derby who "will die a spectacular highway death, after which his friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short, violent life." Deadline adds that Franco is eying the title role and Pamela Romanowsky is in line to write and direct the adaptation.  Hit the jump for Palahniuk's full quote and the book synopsis: Here's what Palahniuk told Lit Reactor: As of last night we've finalized a deal for James Franco to option my novel Rant.  Details about the casting, »

- Brendan Bettinger

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James Franco Developing Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Rant’

11 September 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Franco is developing a movie based on Chuck Palahniuk’s 2007 novel “Rant.”

The author confirmed a story posted on the Lit Reactor site with a Tweet:

Buster Casey is coming to the big screen! @JamesFrancoTV just optioned Rant! Details here – #rant

Chuck Palahniuk (@chuckpalahniuk) September 11, 2014

The story is set in the rural town of Middleton and centers on a character named Buster, who acquires the nickname “Rant” from a childhood prank and becomes obsessed with getting bitten by rabid animals along with venomous snakes and spiders. He then moves to a city where the residents are divided by curfew into the respectable Daytimers and the oppressed Nighttimers.

For his part, Franco heralded the deal, also on Twitter:

Me And Chuck Palahniuk!!!!!!!!!!!!! and my homegirl,…

James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) September 11, 2014

Franco’s “The Sound and the Fury” is set to screen on »

- Dave McNary

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Sr Geek Picks: Ellen’s Anaconda, Making a Scene with Franco & More

11 September 2014 6:50 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Star Wars minus John WilliamsNick Offerman’s Advice to College Freshmen; St. Peter meets Gaston; Jimmy Fallon goes pool bowling with Hugh Jackman; and see James Franco As Napoleon Dynamite in Pulp Fiction. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, Flavorwire has a Clever Joss Whedon-Inspired Artworks From Gallery 1988.

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!


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James Franco In Deal For ‘Fight Club’ Author’s ‘Rant’

11 September 2014 5:06 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

James Franco has closed a deal to acquire Rant, the 2007 novel by Fight Club author Chuck Pahlaniuk. Franco is eyeing playing the title role, Buster Rant Casey, a murderous demolition driver who takes part in the Party Crashing derby in a world where people intentionally crash into each other violently to feel, and create a vivid reality of the experience. Franco and his Rabbit Bandini partner Vince Jolivette are looking to have Pamela Romanowsky write the script and direct the film. She is best known for Adderall Diaries, which Franco and Jolivette produced. The book deal was brokered by Resolution and Franco is repped by CAA.


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