The 127 Hours star will debut his movie Rebel - about Brad Renfro - at the upcoming Venice Biennale art festival in Italy, and he hopes the project will remind film fans of how great the tragic star was.
Franco, who carved the name 'Brad' into his shoulder, tells Playboy magazine, "Heath Ledger died a week after Brad, and I feel Brad has been forgotten already. They didn't even mention his death at the Oscars that year."
And Franco admits he had hoped that Twilight star Robert Pattinson would agree to be a part of the arty tribute piece.
Renfro died from an accidental heroin overdose in January, 2008.
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