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    Casting: James Franco, Emma Roberts & More Join Anti-Gay Priest Drama 'Michael,' Ben Kingsley Helps ‘Tut’ & More

    James Franco, his "Palo Alto" co-star Emma Roberts, Zachary Quinto and Chris Zylka are all aboard "Michael," which packs a powerful story behind a bland title. Based on the 2011 New York Times article "My Ex-Gay Friend," the story follows an anti-gay "Christian minister from Wyoming who was so entre...

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    Watch: Step Right Up For The New Trailer For James Franco's 'Child Of God'

    When he's not helping Seth Rogen piss off the government of North Korea, James Franco is busy with one of his many on-the-go projects, and one that's in the can is his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "Child Of God." And after doing some festival business last year, it's finally ready to be seen and ...

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    Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde in Paul Haggis' Maddening, Self-Important 'Third Person'

    Does Paul Haggis take us for idiots, or does he actually believe that this pretentious, simplistic film has any substance? Is he cynical or deluded? Either way, the result is the same: 'Third Person' is overwrought and vapid.

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    Review: Paul Haggis' Embarrassing 'Third Person' Starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Olivia Wilde & More

    We're coming on a decade since Paul Haggis' "Crash" won Best Picture at the Oscars, and it's still one of the most divisive victories in recent memory. Detractors of the film are quick to point out the flaws in the L.A.-set drama, citing what they perceive to be the film's crass manipulativeness, on...

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    WATCH: Rogen and Franco Land 'The Interview' of a Lifetime (POSTER and TRAILER)

    Up next for Seth Rogen and collaborator Evan Goldberg is "The Interview," in which Rogen and James Franco star as a TV reporter and his producer who get a chance to interview North Korean Kim Jong-Un and are then contracted by the CIA to assassinate the dictator.

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    Watch: James Franco Talks 'Palo Alto,' Bring His Book To The Big Screen & More In 30-Minute Interview

    On the page, "Palo Alto" seems like the most James Franco of James Franco projects. It's a coming-of-age tale based on a book of short stories by Franco, adapted for the big screen by Gia Coppola (of course), with Franco taking a role in the movie too (obviously). But put those assumptions aside, be...

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    Amber Heard Joins James Franco's 'Adderall Diaries,' Kristen Wiig Teams With Zach Galifianakis & Owen Wilson & More

    James Franco continues to work a mile-a-minute, and "The Adderall Diaries" is gearing up. Coming aboard the project are Amber Heard, Ed Harris, Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Parrack, in the movie based on Stephen Elliot's memoir about "a young man navigating the unstable terrain of truth a...

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    Here's Everything You Need to Know About the 'Spring Breakers 2' Scandal -- So Far

    "Spring Breakers" writer and director Harmony Korine has echoed James Franco's displeasure over news that MUSE Prods. is developing a sequel to last summer's sleeper hit, currently titled "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming," without having sought out Korine's consent.

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    'Spring Breakers: The Second Coming' Producers Hit Back At James Franco, Make Fun Of His Blockbusters

    It's all fun and games until James Franco says your project will result in "a terrible film, with a horrible reason d'être: to make money off someone else's creativity." Those were the actor's words about "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming," but the producers aren't taking it lightly. They've hit b...

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    James Franco Says 'Spring Breakers' Sequel Will Be "A Terrible Film" That Makes "Money Off Someone Else’s Creativity"

    James Franco isn't finished yet voicing his displeasure at the recently announced "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming"—one being made without the involvement of Harmony Korine or the original cast (instead Jonas Akerlund will direct with Irvine Welsh penning the script). Earlier this week, Franco hi...

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