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    The IW Springboard: For 'Child of God' Star Scott Haze, Acting Is Like a Sport

    Every Friday, Indiewire's Springboard column profiles an up-and-comer in the indie world who made a mark that deserves your attention. Today we talk to actor Scott Haze, who stars in James Franco's latest feature, "Child of God" (out today).

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    Screen Talk: from Comic-Con's Sublime 'Interstellar' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to James Franco

    This week Eric Kohn and I have plenty to chew over. We dig into Comic-Con, parse the promise of Chris Nolan's "Interstellar" --who's the audience, anyway?--and debate Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" as well as offering our picks of the week. I'm in the thrall of Brendan Gleeson, while Kohn argues...

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    James Franco's Smart, Stunning 'Child of God'

    James Franco's 'Child of God' is adapted from Cormac McCarthy's 1973 novel with such discipline and intelligence that it captures the mordant darkness of McCarthy's world.

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    Why James Franco Stays So Busy: 'A lot of people are unnecessarily slow. It drives me crazy.'

    With his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's dark novel opening this week, the actor-director explains the connections between all his work behind the camera.

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    Review: James Franco's Tossed Off And Drab Cormac McCarthy Adaptation 'Child Of God'

    James Franco might not be the first person to debut a film he'd directed at each of the three major European festivals in the same year (Ulrich Seidl recently managed the feat with his 'Paradise' trilogy, albeit not in the same calendar year). But it's an undoubtedly impressive run, especially given...

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    Watch: Shocking Clip From New James Franco Movie 'Child of God'

    A man hunts down another in this scene from James Franco's film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel.

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    Brand New Indie Releases This Week: Brendan Gleeson Calls Out the "Calvary" and James Franco Takes a Turn in the Director's Chair

    In addition to probable expansions on "Boyhood" (300 theatres this week), "Magic in the Moonlight" and "A Most Wanted Man", new indie releases this week include Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd in "Calvary" and the James Franco directed "Child of God"

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    Watch: James Franco's 32-Minute Test Reel For Cormac McCarthy's 'Blood Meridian' With Dave Franco, Luke Perry & More

    At this point, James Franco can only be described as James Franco-esque: he writes books, writes reviews, does art installations and occasionally does some movies—both in front of and behind the camera. You may remember that back in 2011 Franco was circling an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s iconic ...

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    Watch: James Franco Releases the 25-Minute Test Reel He Made for 'Blood Meridian'

    To celebrate his latest directorial effort, the Cormac McCarthy adaptation "Child Of God," James Franco releases a never before seen test reel for his favorite novel, "Blood Meridian."

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    Watch: Michael Shannon Has Sex With A Corpse In James Franco's 2010 Short Film 'Herbert White'

    Such has been the life of James Franco, that he can still be in school, and when he gets the lark to make a short, he can just get on the phone and called up Michael Shannon to star in it. And that's the case with "Herbert White," a 14-minute 2010 movie Franco made while at NYU, which is probably on...

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