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Welcome to Finding Franco, your fansite resource dedicated to James Franco! Since 2004, Finding Franco has been providing fans with all the latest news, photos, videos and more on James. Best known for his breakthrough role as Daniel Desarioon on 'Freaks and Geeks,' he was also nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal as Aron Ralston in '127 Hours.'


After delivering the unexpectedly harrowing Spring Breakers, director Harmony Korine is choosing to dabble in a new realm of crime for The Trap. Swapping out the sunny undertones of his 2012 offering, this next jaunt hones in on the same Floridian setting for an albeit much darker tale of revenge. The gritty caper has now caught the eye of Focus Features, who are angling to lock down distribution on the pic. And it’s no surprise considering the calibre of talent now attached.

Per THR, Idris Elba has replaced Jamie Foxx, who was originally tied into one of the leading roles as a gangster rap artist. He is said to be joined by Benicio Del Toro as his best friend who took the fall for a robbery the pair committed years earlier.

The crux of the action is poised to take place in the present day as Del Toro’s convict is released from prison and seeks to exact revenge on his old pal. Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson and James Franco – who delivered an utterly deranged performance in Korine’s debut – are all in final negotiations to secure supporting roles. For a better glimpse at those roles, check out the synopsis for The Trap below and let us know what you think of Korine’s follow-up.

In The Trap, written by Korine, Rico (Elba) is at the top of his career and about to enjoy a triumphant night at the Grammy Awards when Slim (Del Toro) is released from prison after 14 years. Slim is determined to exact revenge after learning that Rico not only achieved fame and fortune but also married his girlfriend and raised Slim’s son as his own.

Slim’s plot includes recruiting a crew of Uzi-weilding surfers led by Max (Pattinson), as well as enlisting the help of Rico’s cocaine-happy manager (Franco). Pacino will play Slim’s parole officer.

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The straight James interviews the Gay James for FourTwoNine Magazine, and you can read the interview below and view the photoshoot pictures.


The straight James Franco talks to the gay James Franco

With three films slated for this spring—True StoryI Am Michael, and Wim Wenders’s Everything Will Be Fine—James Franco continues to be the busiest man in show business. Actor, director, producer, writer, poet, professor, social media maven, and cultural provocateur, he also continues to challenge us by challenging himself about preconceived concepts of sexuality and how they fit contextually into his art. So it was no surprise when he accepted this challenge to sit down with himself to discuss his life together.

By James Franco

Straight James: Hey, bud, this is weird. You’re interviewing yourself.

Gay James: Yeah, I know. Who’s doing the interview, and who’s being interviewed?

SJ: Let’s just have a convo, and we’ll both try to get to the bottom of James.

GJ: Okay, deal. But my question is, who is the real James, and who is the mask?

SJ: I guess that’s what everyone wants to know, right?

GJ: I guess, but I also guess that even though I have this public persona that is all wacked out and hard to pin down, or annoying, or whatever, in some ways I’m still more real than if I were just hiding behind a façade or whatever.

SJ: Façade. Meaning, like, a movie-star façade?

GJ: Yeah, like I just hide behind my movies, and try to look cool, and don’t talk about anything of substance, and just give bland answers to everything like an athlete. “Yeah, we played with heart out there tonight. Really brought it.”

SJ: OK, so, good place to start. Let’s get substantial: are you fucking gay or what?

GJ: Well, I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life. Although, I’m also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I’m straight. So I guess it depends on how you define gay. If it means whom you have sex with, I guess I’m straight. In the twenties and thirties, they used to define homosexuality by how you acted and not by whom you slept with. Sailors would fuck guys all the time, but as long as they behaved in masculine ways, they weren’t considered gay. I wrote a little poem about it.

 

James is nominated for a Shorty Award for ‘Actor of the Year.’ To vote for him, click the image below.

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James Franco, Danny DeVito, Fred Armisen, Deadbeat Season 2 ArtMichael Ian Black, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Norton, Zach Levi and Finn Wittrock are set as guest stars for Season 2 of Hulu’s supernatural comedy Deadbeat, which is set to premiere on April 20. They’ll join Tyler Labine (Reaper), who stars as Kevin Pacalioglu, a hapless but gifted medium who will go to any lengths to help New York’s ghosts settle their unfinished business. Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”) also stars. Check out the Season 2 teaser above.

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James is in Hong Kong’s Prestige Magazine for the March issue. I’ve added photoshoot pictures below, and you can read his interview as well.

YOU SEEM TO WORK WITH THE SAME SET OF PEOPLE QUITE FREQUENTLY, LIKE SETH ROGEN IN THE INTERVIEW. DO YOU THINK IT BOOSTS YOUR CREATIVE JUICES?
I’ve known Seth since we did Freaks and Geeks. He was 16 years old, so I’ve known him for a long time, and because of that we’re very comfortable with each other. I think we understand how to work with each other and I think he has incredible ideas when it comes to comedy. I don’t really like to do comedies unless it’s with him. That’s the big thing I learned from Pineapple Express, that you can make movies with your friends, and have fun making them, and still make good movies.
BESIDES COMEDY, YOU’VE DONE A PRETTY WIDE RANGE OF FILMS. DO YOU HAVE A STRATEGY WHEN IT COMES TO PICKING WHAT YOU DO NEXT?
Yes and no. You sort of feel it out. And think, well, I have [The Interview] with Seth so then I think, maybe I won’t do another comedy right away. Or I have movies that I direct and I know that they’re a little more on the artistic side, so I think, well, I can do those and I can get away with doing them if I balance them out with larger films. There’s a little bit of a balancing act, but it’s not like it’s a grand plan that’s laid out for years and years.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A SCRIPT?
There are a lot of components that go along with the music of something seeming right. If it’s a good director then you think, well, I’m very director-driven, but is the material something that I think he or she would be good to direct? And then, is the role I’m being asked to play one that I can really nail? I think about all those things.

TFF (Tribeca Film Festival) announced its World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, and James’ film, The Adderall Diaries, was revealed to be playing at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival next month.

World Narrative Feature Competition

The Adderall Diaries, directed and written by Pamela Romanowsky. (USA) – World Premiere. James Franco plays a writer who tries to rise from being blocked and Adderall addicted by jumping into a high profile murder case. Amber Heard, Ed Harris, and Cynthia Nixon co-star.

I’ve added a movie still and a behind the scenes of photo of James in his upcoming film, ‘The Adderall Diaries.’ You can view them by clicking the thumbnail set below.

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James is nominated for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards alongside his co-star & friend, Seth Rogen. To vote, you can click HERE.

Best Duo
Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill, “22 Jump Street”
Zac Efron & Dave Franco, “Neighbors”
Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort, “The Fault In Our Stars”
Bradley Cooper & Vin Diesel, “Guardians of the Galaxy”
James Franco & Seth Rogen, “The Interview”

Best Kiss
Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley, “The Fault In Our Stars”
James Franco & Seth Rogen, “The Interview”
Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2?
Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Rose Byrne & Halston Sage, “Neighbors”

James Franco is in early negotiations to star in Fox’s comedy “Why Him?”

A pair of Fox-based production companies — Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour — are producing.

John Hamburg is attached to direct from a script he co-wrote with Nicholas Stoller and Ian Helfer.

The story centers on a Midwestern father who takes his family to visit his daughter — who is attending Stanford — at Christmas and subsequently gets into a competition with his daughter’s boyfriend, a young Internet billionaire.

Hamburg directed and wrote “I Love You, Man” and “Along Came Polly.” Stoller directed “Neighbors.”

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James’ appearance on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary episode was small, but you can watch it in the video below. He appears at 2:12. I’ve also added screen captures from the video.


 

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