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• Megan Fox will take the female lead in Zeroville, starring opposite James Franco, who is also directing. Adapted from the novel by Steve Erickson, the story follows a film-obsessed man (Franco) who arrives in Hollywood in 1969, hoping to break in to the business just as the industry is at a major turning point. Fox will play a Hollywood starlet with an uneasy past who becomes the romantic interest and obsession of Franco’s character. Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Will Ferrell, Jacki Weaver, and Horatio Sanz also star. Vince Jolivette of Rabbit Bandini is producing along with Caroline Aragon, »
- C. Molly Smith
James Franco has recruited a cabal of pals for his “proto-punk Forrest Gump goes to 1970’s Hollywood” lit adaptation Zeroville, now filming in La. Joining Franco and the recently announced Jacki Weaver are Franco’s The Interview co-star Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King, and Horatio Sanz. Franco is directing and stars as a naive loner who’s drawn to the film business, becomes mistaken for a Manson family member and gets hired as a film editor. Paul Felton and Ian Olds adapted the script from Steve Erickson’s 2007 novel. Franco is producing with Vince Jolivette for Rabbit Bandini Productions, Caroline Aragon, and Michael Mendelsohn for Patriot Pictures. Union Patriot Capital Management financed the pic and Embankment is selling internationally next month at Afm.
- Jen Yamato
Production is already under way on James Franco's next directorial outing Zeroville, with the filmmaker starring alongside Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Megan Fox, Jacki Weaver, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King and Horatio Sanz.
The story is adapted from Steve Erickson's 2007 novel of the same name, which follows a loner and a film-obsessed architecture student (James Franco) who comes to Hollywood in the 1960s to pursue a career in the movie business. He has tattoos of A Place in the Sun stars Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor on his bald head, and upon his arrival in Hollywood, he becomes mistaken for one of the murderers in the Charles Manson family. He eventually lands a job as a film editor, where he discovers a secret film hidden within the frames of every movie ever made, while encountering former starlets, burglars, political guerrillas, punk musicians and veteran filmmakers. »
James Franco’s next filmmaking project, Zeroville, began its journey back in 2011 when the director-actor-writer-poet-artist optioned the rights to Steve Erickson’s novel. Alas, with so many ventures cluttering Franco’s plate it’s easy to see how this zany caper hasn’t received much notice. That is until today, as Screen Daily has learned that the film has already begun shooting – and there’s a ton of big names attached.
In addition to the main man himself nabbing a starring role, Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King and Horatio Sanz have also signed on to star. The basic premise revolves around a film nerd who relocates to Hollywood in the 1960s to be closer to the ‘biz. However, he “enters a world of sex, drugs, rock and roll, the decline of the movie studios and the rise of independent renegade directors. »
- Gem Seddon
Franco plays a naive loner driven to Hollywood by the allure and glittering temptations of the movies.
Pic is adapted by Paul Felton and Ian Olds from Steve Erickson’s novel. Film is produced by James Franco and Vince Jolivette’s Rabbit Bandini Prods., Caroline Aragon and Michael Mendelsohn’s Patriot Pictures, and financed by Union Patriot Capital Management.
Embankment starts international sales at next week’s American Film Market.
- Leo Barraclough
Like him or not, James Franco certainly knows how to keep busy. It seems like the man is always working on something and doing what you love is what it's all about right? You might recall back in September Franco’s head appeared on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival shaved with a tattoo of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor from A Place In The Sun. Normal. I remember seeing it at the time and just chalking it up to Franco being Franco, but it was »
- Graham McMorrow
The cast on the in-production James Franco starrer Zeroville – the film that features Franco with tattooed, shaved head – has just got a hell of a lot bigger. Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Dave Franco, Jacki Weaver, Horatio Sanz, Joey King, and Megan Fox have all joined the movie, which is based on Steve Erickson novel that was first published in 2007.
The film revolves around Franco’s character; a movie fan who travels to Hollywood in the 1960s.
Rogen will apparently play a young John Milius-type character in the film (named Viking Man), but we’ve not been told who any of the other new additions will be playing.
Here’s the full plot, courtesy of WikiPedia:
Ike Jerome, a 24-year-old architecture student inspired by the few films he has seen, rides the bus into Hollywood. Jerome is almost autistic (later, his friend dubs him a “cineautistic »
- Paul Heath
Back in September, James Franco hit the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival rocking a shaved head with a tattoo of A Place in the Sun’s Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor on the back of it. It wasn’t some oddball stunt like what Shia Labeouf pulled at Berlin, but rather, while attending the festival to debut The Sound and the Fury and also to accept his Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award, he decided to get a little work done. Franco took the opportunity to shoot some shots for his next directorial endeavor, a film called Zeroville. But even though Franco started knocking off shots last month, his co-cast is first being announced now. It’s being reported that Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King and Horatio Sanz will all join him in the film. Hit the jump for more on Zeroville. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Megan Fox is set as the female lead in Zeroville, James Franco’s adaptation of the acclaimed Steve Erickson novel set against the backdrop of late 1960s Hollywood. Franco is directing the movie as well as starring as a film-obsessed man who arrives in Hollywood in 1969, as the studios are in decline and independents are rising. As the world around him transforms culturally with sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, he gets his dream job of being a film editor, only to encounter a host of characters ranging from former starlets, burglars and political guerrillas to punk musicians and
- Borys Kit
James Franco‘s Hollywood dramedy Zeroville is putting together quite an impressive Hollywood cast. Franco himself is set to star as well as direct, and now we have word he’ll be joined by — take a deep breath — Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Dave Franco, Jacki Weaver, Horatio Sanz, Joey King, and […]
- Angie Han
It's not easy to keep track of the 1001 things James Franco is up to at any moment, so you probably forgot that in 2011, he optioned the rights to "Zeroville" by Steve Erickson. Well, Franco surely didn't forget this was on his To Do list, as the project is up and running, and he's using his extensive Rolodex to fill out the cast. Screen Daily reports that Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King and Horatio Sanz have joined "Zeroville," which is now shooting with Franco directing and, of course, leading the film. And it has a meta flavor to it, it's a movie about the movies, with the story revolving around a film-obsessed architecture student who is mistaken for one of the perpetrators of the Manon murders, and has the pictures of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift from "A Place In The Sun »
- Kevin Jagernauth
In case you hadn't heard, James Franco is directing and starring in an adaptation of Zeroville, the 2007 novel of the same name by Steve Erickson. The story follows a naive, alienated young man who moves to Hollywood in the 1960s, driven by his love and obsession for the movies, and meeting various filmmaking types like John Milius and Martin Scorsese. But he ends up getting caught up in the world of sex, drugs and rock and roll. It's a must-read for any cinephile, and the film is already in production right now. So far we hadn't heard any cast members beyond Franco taking the lead role (he shaved his head for it), but that changes today with a report from ScreenDaily revealing that some of Franco's best buddies are on board too. Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and brother Dave Franco are all starring in the film, »
- Ethan Anderton
James Franco has been on a run of adapting novels recently, and for his latest directorial job, he’s turning Steve Erickson’s 2007 book Zeroville into a film. The new project will find him turning the tables (and cameras) on his This Is The End co-star/director Seth Rogen, with Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Danny McBride, Horatio Sanz, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson and Will Ferrell all also aboard.Zeroville, which Paul Felton and Ian Olds have scripted, finds Franco as a young, movie-obsessed architecture student arriving in Hollywood in 1969 and almost immediately mistaken for one of the perpetrators in the Charles Manson murders.He’s plunged into a world of sex, fame and drugs as the old guard movie studios decline and the renegade directors rise, and he’s present for the big changes in the 1980s.Rogen will be Viking Man, an eccentric, cigar-loving, surf-happy hippy who acts as »
London-based sales and finance outfit Embankment Films has boarded James Franco’s comedy-drama Zeroville, which is now shooting in California, and is shaping up to be among the most-intriguing and fun new projects at the Afm (Nov 5-12)
127 Hours star Franco is directing and will star in the adaptation of Steve Erickson’s 2007 novel about a naive loner driven to Hollywood in the 1960s by the allure of the movies.
In recent days, Franco has posted pictures of himself on set with Fox and Ferrell on Twitter and Instagram.
Paul Felton and Ian Olds have adapted Erickson’s novel.
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The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Nathalie Emmanuel, best known for her role as Daenerys' hand maiden Missandei in HBO's "Game of Thrones," has joined the cast of the upcoming sequel "The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at 20th Century Fox.
Emmanuel will play Harriet, the leader of another group of maze runners. She joins a cast that includes Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson, Rosa Salazar and Giancarlo Esposito. Filming on the project begins next month. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]
Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men") will join Meg Ryan, Kara Hayward, Scott Adsit, Joshua Boone, and Bill Sage in "Fan Girl". Pop punk band All Time Low lends its music to the film and will appear as themselves.
The story follows a post-millennial teen who lives for making movies and idolizing her favorite band. Given a few days to complete a final film project, she comes up »
- Garth Franklin
• Meg Ryan and Kara Hayward are joining Kiernan Shipka in Fan Girl. The film follows a 15-year-old post-Millennial teenager who combines her passions—making movies and idolizing her favorite band—in a final film project. Paul Jarrett is making his directorial debut with the semi-autobiographical film. Gina O'Brien wrote the script. The film also stars Scott Adsit, Joshua Boone, and Bill Sage. All Time Low will lend their music to the soundtrack and will appear as themselves. Jarrett, Nick Huston, and Adam Spielberg in association with Rosetta Films, Filament Productions and Literally Films are producing. O'Brien and Jonathan Gray are executive producing. »
- C. Molly Smith
The 67-year-old actress has been cast in the leading role of Dotty, a film editor and mentor to James Franco's character, Deadline reports.
Zeroville is an adaptation of the Steve Erikson novel set in the late 1960s.
The story centers around a 24-year-old student who travels to Hollywood with a dream of making it big in the movie business.
Robyn Paris - who played the character Michelle in the original film - has created a Kickstarter campaign for a film about their lives since making the 'so bad it's good' film.
She wrote: "12 years ago, a group of struggling actors (us!) accepted roles a film called The Room. We knew it wouldn't win any awards. But we had no idea that it would... become a cult hit (and a complete joke).
"But when the world is laughing at you, what do you do?...You laugh right along with them. And that's why we're coming to You, the fans."
The Room Actors: Where Are They Now? A Mockumentary will be a "tongue-in-cheek, »
Talk about creepy! James Franco posted a photo posing next to a bloody Megan Fox via Instagram on Tuesday. In the shot, a bald Franco holds onto the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" star who's wearing a white nightgown with fake blood splattered across her stomach. "Megan Foxy is the best!," James captioned the gory snap. We're not sure if this is for an upcoming project, or if the famous friends are just getting into the Halloween spirit. The brunette beauty and the "This Is The End" star have collaborated before, though. Franco and Fox joined forces for the environmental documentary "Na Nai'a Legend of the Dolphins" back in 2011. What do you think of the actor's latest candid? Sound off below and click "Launch Gallery" above to see more awesome celebrity Halloween costumes! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
While Halloween may still be more than a week again, it looks like Megan Fox is already getting in to the spooky spirit! James Franco took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a shot with the 28-year-old stunner, in which she's sporting a long white dress which is covered in blood. Giving the camera a haunting stare, the Transformers star also wears a white boa around her neck and pouts her lips in the pic. Meanwhile, Franco is seated on the staircase beside his pal, wrapping his arm around the bloodied beauty while sporting a bald head and bushy mustache. "Megan Fox is the best!" the Pineapple Express star captioned the photo. No word yet why Fox is sporting the »
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