James Franco lands Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell & more for Zeroville

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

James Franco Zeroville

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 actually work for this latest movie, an adaptation of the Steve Erickson novel ZEROVILLE.

Here is Amazon’s description:

Vikar Jerome, whose almost deranged film fixation manifests itself in the images of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift tattooed on his bald head, wanders around Hollywood, where he gets mistaken for a perp in the Charles Manson murders and is robbed by a man who turns out to be a fellow film buff. After Vikar becomes a film editor, he's kidnapped by revolutionaries in Spain who want him to edit their propaganda film. Later, he wins a Cannes Film Festival award in France and receives an Oscar nomination, with strange consequences. Vikar repeatedly crosses paths with actress Soledad Palladin and her daughter, Zazi, though ambiguities in his relationship with this enigmatic pair, along with a recurring dream of his, derail this black comedy toward the end. The sudden point-of-view shift and possible supernatural element jar in an otherwise brilliant, often hilarious love song to film.

He is just now announcing the fantastic cast he has lined for the movie including Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King and Horatio Sanz. Even with a cast like that, I wouldn’t know if this was a comedy if not for the novel description, like I said, it's Franco. So far we know that Soledad will be played by Fox, an "eccentric, cigar-chomping, surf-hippy" named Viking Man by Rogen, the film editor who serves as a mentor by Weaver, and a sinister financier played by McBride.

The film is currently in production and Franco has provided some images of him with Fox and Farell from the set on Instagram:

James Franco Zeroville
James Franco Zeroville

Do I dare ask what people think of this one?

Source: ScreenDaily

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