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James Franco will be your fake friend in Ricky Stinicky

May. 20, 2010by:

Man, James Franco is a busy guy these days. After racking up quite the resume from SPIDER-MAN to MILK to PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, he’s been cast as the lead in Danny Boyle’s 127 HOURS, is co-starring with Danny McBride in YOUR HIGHNESS and has a recurring stint on General Hospital. It’s hard to believe he has time for even more.

But Franco has just been signed on for another comedy project titled RICKY STINICKY. Deadline explains the pitch:

A couple of pals who invented a fake friend they employ when they want to get away from their spouses get called on their BS when the wives insist on meeting Ricky Stinicky at a party they are throwing. The guys hire an actor (Franco) to play Stinicky.

No word on a director or any potential castmates, but I’ll be curious who they select to play the two pals. Just keep Michael Cera, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill away OK? I am fine with Paul Rudd and/or Jason Segel.

Extra Tidbit: I think Franco works much better in comedies than in dramas.
Source: Deadline

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6:10PM on 05/20/2010
this premise sounds really cool and has the potential for a lot of laughs imo
this premise sounds really cool and has the potential for a lot of laughs imo
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4:48PM on 05/20/2010
Now this is a premise, not wholly original I'll admit, but close enough to something different for me to be interested from the get-go. Plus, who doesn't love Franco?
Now this is a premise, not wholly original I'll admit, but close enough to something different for me to be interested from the get-go. Plus, who doesn't love Franco?
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3:23PM on 05/20/2010
Im guessing you hate Superbad but love I Love You Man?
How about some people that havent worked together a million times to play the friends?
Im guessing you hate Superbad but love I Love You Man?
How about some people that havent worked together a million times to play the friends?
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3:21PM on 05/20/2010
Jason Segel and Franco could be pretty awesome if it happened. As for Franco in dramas... I dunno. I like the guy in both, I think he's just an all-round badass and can pull most anything off.
Jason Segel and Franco could be pretty awesome if it happened. As for Franco in dramas... I dunno. I like the guy in both, I think he's just an all-round badass and can pull most anything off.
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2:45PM on 05/20/2010
I agree with everyone else. Rudd, Segel, and Bateman would all be good for this movie. Franco is a great actor and even though he is good in dramas, I think he is better in comedies.
I agree with everyone else. Rudd, Segel, and Bateman would all be good for this movie. Franco is a great actor and even though he is good in dramas, I think he is better in comedies.
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2:12PM on 05/20/2010
I also thought Bateman and/or Segel. And Franco is good in dramas (MILK).
I also thought Bateman and/or Segel. And Franco is good in dramas (MILK).
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1:26PM on 05/20/2010
Paul Rudd and Jason Bateman would be perfect.
Paul Rudd and Jason Bateman would be perfect.
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12:55PM on 05/20/2010
Jason Bateman would work somewhere in this.
Jason Bateman would work somewhere in this.
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