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To mark the release of Good People on 5th October, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. Tom Wright (James Franco) and his wife Anna (Kate Hudson) have fallen into serious debt whilst renovating their home. Desperate to start a family and broke they’re on the brink of losing everything. When their
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Hulu is hiring extras for its small-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 2011 novel, “11/22/63.” The James Franco starrer is filming in Dallas, Texas and has King attached as executive producer alongside writer J.J. Abrams as producer. The project follows Jake Epping (Franco), an English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. The Hulu series is currently hiring male and female background talents of all ethnicities ages 18 and up. The job is nonunion, and talents will be compensated. For more details, check out the casting notice for “11/22/63” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Texas audition listings! »
Margarita Levieva (Revenge) has landed a co-lead opposite James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in David Simon's HBO drama pilot The Deuce. Also cast in the project, a narrative set in the Times Square demimonde of the 1970s and '80s, are Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (The Walking Dead) and Dominique Fishback (HBO’s Show Me a Hero). The Deuce follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed… »
Read More: James Franco's Movie Column: Why 'Goodnight Mommy' Is a Fresh Take on the Horror Genre For one reason or another, A24, the people's champion of auteur distribution, has been getting a lot of attention over the past couple of days. Three years down the line, it'd be quite shocking to learn that anyone in the film community is unfamiliar with the unparalleled quality of the indie studio's releases, but if the company truly does need a further push into the mainstream, it's no fault of their robust and creative marketing team. Case and point: Take a look at the trailer for 2012's Edm nightmare "Spring Breakers." While it's clear that anyone who saw this trailer before the film's release had no idea what it was really about, it had all the ingredients necessary to attract a huge and diverse audience. Perverse imaginations were steered to expectations of »
- Jon Fusco
Journalist Mark Harris said on his Twitter feed that the film could be a "bad visual trigger for vertigo sufferers".
Considering the film's breathtaking finale - in 3D - takes place 1,300 feet above the ground, it's hardly surprising.
Reports of guys vomiting in the Alice Tully men's rm post-The Walk: True. Witnessed it/came close. Bad visual trigger for vertigo sufferers.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 27, 2015
Furthermore, the New York Post has quoted Denise Widman, board director of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, as saying she felt ill after a screening.
"The last 20 minutes of the film I had to »
Alchemy has hired Scott Guthrie as its chief operating officer, the company announced Wednesday. Guthrie will oversee several of Alchemy’s divisions including strategy & planning, operations, It, and human resources. He will report to Alchemy CEO Bill Lee. Alchemy’s Jim Jenkins has transitioned to the role of executive vice president of strategic business development and mergers and acquisitions. The company has also hired Norbert Hudak to serve as senior vice president of affinity pods and business development through which he will develop, acquire and maximize Alchemy’s action, horror, faith, family, urban and documentary slates. Also Read: James Franco, »
- Joe Otterson
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Slate‘s David Ehrlich asks if A24 can save the film industry:
When historians of the future try to pinpoint the precise moment that the film industry crawled out of its deathbed and back onto its feet, there’s a good chance they’ll land somewhere in March 2013, when a fledgling distribution company called A24 Films transformed a Harmony Korine movie starring a cornrowed James Franco into a genuine cultural event.
After exploring the evolution of the aspect ratio, watch a video essay on the »
- TFS Staff
Sixty years after these events, he remains an icon, based on only three films. Dean hit a nerve because he was the right star in the right roles at the right time. After the Depression and World War II, many American adults wanted things to be “nice” and trouble-free. The affluent middle class moved into new suburban developments, while Madison Avenue started targeting teenagers as a distinct demographic with their own spending money.
The 1950s are often painted as a period of “Happy Days” innocence, but the optimistic attitude only partially masked fears of communists, the atomic bomb, polio and the growing awareness that the American Dream might be more complex than it seemed. And nobody was more suspicious »
- Tim Gray
In an upcoming episode of AOL’s “Making a Scene With James Franco,” the actor will reprise his “Freaks and Geeks” role 16 years later. The new episode, available Sept. 30, will mash up two classic high school TV series, “Freaks and Geeks” and “Saved by the Bell.” Franco will play both Mark-Paul Gosselaar‘s Zack Morris and his original “Freaks” character Daniel Desario as they face off in a musical showdown. “Making a Scene” sees the experimental star reenacting classic moments from film and TV. Previous episodes have seen him take on “Sex and the City’s” Carrie Bradshaw, and “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White. »
- Reid Nakamura
Still best known for the John Green adaptations The Fault In Our Stars and this year’s Paper Towns, Nat Wolff is looking to make a mark outside of Green’s work. He’s already attached to one of James Franco’s numerous directorial efforts and is now in the process of landing the lead in Adam Wingard’s take on horror manga Death Note. Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s work focuses on Japanese high school student Light Yagami, who comes across a handy notebook penned by the death god Ryuk, which allows its owner to kill anyone he pleases by writing their name in the book and picturing their face. Light decides to use his newfound power to rid the world of evil, and the series follows his progress, and that of the cops on his trail. Killing in the name of altruism is all very well, but »
The Keeping Room sees Brit Marling as the matriarch of a household of three women whose lives come under threat when two Union soldiers invade their farm house. However, what sounds like a simple genre twist on the home invasion film is actually a thought provoking exercise in revisionist storytelling - particularly in terms of how Pov shapes the way we view film and history.
I'll admit that I was going to come at this review from the position of it being a feminist western, but James Franco changed my thinking on the matter. Yes, actor James Franco. The star of Pineapple Express recently published a column about the film where he called it a "revisionist w [Continued ...] »
Spider-Man is finally where he belongs, back home with his parents after trying to make it work with Sony, who just couldn’t satisfy him emotionally.
Marvel Studios and Sony are up to having an open relationship with the wall crawler, with Sony finally wising up and sharing for the greater good of humanity, as well as a stupid amount of money. Starring Tom Holland, this version of Spider-Man’s going to be the tender age of fifteen and has already been doing whatever a spider can for some time, which means that there’s not going to be an origin story (my tears of joy cannot be contained).
We know who’s going to be Spidey, but the real question is, who is Spidey going to punch in the face repeatedly? That’s the real question here. The Goblin’s are off the table, because there’s been »
- Vince Cicchino
Nothing was a more American celebration of armistice and peace on Memorial Day weekend 2015 than Shia LeBeouf's intentionally open-source James Franco-esque feaux art (f'art for those of you keeping score) motivational speech-y green screen "Do It!" performance. With videos like MillerWa4's 'Damn It, Shia' we thought we'd seen the best of them. So, we had a good laugh and filed that one under "Never Think About Again." But, perhaps the overwhelming sense of helpless longterm compulsion a la Gene Hackman's turn as Harry Caul in Coppola's Godfather follow-up The Conversation makes Ilka Da's 'Daft LeBeouf' take the cake. The video's description alone is a haunting tale which grows a new pair of legs every time I think about it. We really do hope you're in a healthy state, Ilka. See tortured brilliance below: »
- Dick Schulz
Steven Soderbergh‘s newest project already has him clearing space on the mantle for an Emmy.
The prolific producer is developing Mosaic, an HBO series that will let viewers control the storyline.
Details about Mosaic are being kept under wraps, but Sharon Stone is reportedly set to star, and the audience may be able to use an app that will determine the outcome of the plot.
In a statement to EW.com, Soderbergh said the choose-your-own-adventure storytelling technique will benefit Mosaic come awards season: “I believe the good »
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight) has signed on to star in David Simon’s (The Wire) porn drama pilot The Deuce for HBO. Gyllenhaal will appear alongside James Franco (The Interview), who is set to play twin mobsters.
The Deuce is described as “a narrative set in the Times Square demimonde of the 1970s and 1980s. It follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed in midtown Manhattan until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market all ended the bawdy turbulence.”
- Gary Collinson
Maggie Gyllenhaal will star in David Simon’s new porn drama The Deuce as Eileen Merrell Aka Candy, “a Times Square hooker and veteran with an entrepreneurial bent who is drawn into the fledgling porn industry”, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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- Ellen Brait in New York
According to Deadline, Maggie Gyllenhaal has signed on as the female lead in David Simon's upcoming '70s porn drama The Deuce. The project is set among the seedy porn theaters and peep shows of ungentrified Times Square; Gyllenhaal will play a hooker named Candy looking to get ahead in the adult-film industry. Yes, it's yet another in HBO's long line of prostitute roles, but since this is David Simon, the character will at least have plenty of things to say about the inherently fallible nature of manmade institutions. Gyllenhaal will be joined in the series by James Franco, who, naturally, is playing twins. »
- Nate Jones
Joining James Franco (The Interview) in the series is Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight), and she’s set to also produce the project which is set in the Times Square demimonde of the 1970s and ’80s. As with much of Simon’s work, The Deuce looks to explore an aspect of history which hasn’t really been examined on TV before now.
Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of Deadline:
The Deuce follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed in midtown Manhattan until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market ended the bawdy turbulence. »
- Josh Wilding
An honourable woman is about to become a lady of the night — and then some.
The project is a “narrative set in the Times Square demimonde of the 1970s and 1980s… and follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed in midtown Manhattan until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine »
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