James White says “it was only a matter of time before James Franco turned Heisenberg…Sylvester Stallone wrote the script, in which Statham plays Phil Broker, a family man who moves off the grid with his daughter (Izabela Vidovic), to a quiet bayou backwater to escape his troubled past. However, Broker’s world soon becomes anything but quiet once he discovers that an underbelly of drugs and violence riddles the small town. Soon, a sociopathic methamphetamine kingpin, Gator Bodine (Franco), puts Broker and his daughter in harm’s way, forcing Broker back into action to save his family and the town.”
Read more at Empire.
Rachel McAdams is joining the Wim Wenders drama, now in front of 3D cameras in Montreal. The film tells the story of a writer (Franco) who loses control of his life after a car accident, in which he kills a young boy. Even though he is not directly at fault, his relationship with his girlfriend (McAdams) breaks down and his life sets off in a new direction. See The Playlist for more info.
Principal photography has begun on “Every Thing Will Be Fine.” James Franco plays an author who accidentally finds himself implicated in the death of a child.
Unusual for what seems like a small scale and personal story, “Every Thing Will Be Fine” will be shot in 3-D. Director Wim Wenders says, “I’m convinced that the medium lends itself really well to an intimate story.”
The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, hosted by Seth Rogen, will air Sept 2. Read more about it at Hollywood Reporter.
He will be guest starring on THE MINDY PROJECT as Dr. Paul Leotard, a charismatic OBGYN-former fashion model. Deadline has details.
NY Times review: “in places it is genuinely, even sublimely hilarious.”
plus Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro.
Great review for James Franco’s AS I LAY DYING. “Startlingly effective” and “cinematically vibrant.” Nice nod to the talented cinematographer Christina Voros, too. Here’s the review.