While James Franco will be starring in the fantastical “Oz The Great And Powerful” opening this weekend, the busy multi-hyphenate has another movie making its way to audiences as well. “Maladies” finds the actor once again stretching his wings, in a movie that finds him alongside talent like Catherine Keener and David Strathairn.
Written and directed by the singularly named Carter, who previously collaborated with Franco on the project “Erased James Franco,” their latest effort follows James, a former soap opera star who lives with his mentally detached sister Patricia (Fallon Goodson) and his cross-dressing best friend Catherine (Keener) in the same house. The three struggle to co-exist on the fringes of society, while James becomes obsessed with finishing his life’s work — a grand memoir. In this exclusive clip, James reminds Catherine of the pact they made about what will happen to their artistic pursuits if one of them dies.
“Maladies” premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival last month, and will make its stateside debut at the SXSW Film Festival on Wednesday, March 13th. But before you head to Austin, get a taste of the film below.