James Franco doesn’t stop for one second. Currently filming “As I Lay Dying,” Franco has been busy overseeing two other projects this year, omnibus efforts by NYU grad students, “Tar” and “Black Dog Red Dog,” based the poems of C.K. Williams and Stephen Dobyns, respectively. And one of them is ready to see the light day.
The Rome Film Festival has announced that “Tar” will make be making its world premiere (as well as a Franco short entitled “Dreams,” of course) as it rolls out the red carpet next month. Remember these names — Edna Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Bruce Thierry Cheung, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Shruti Ganguly, Brooke Goldfinch, Omar Zuniga Hidalgo, Shripriya Mahesh, Pamela Romanowsky, Tine Thomasen, Virginia Urreiztieta — because they are students-turned-filmmakers, and undoubtedly some of them will be moving on to even bigger and better things.
The project saw Franco working the phones a bit, with Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff, Henry Hopper and Bruce Campbell (!?) taking roles along with the actor himself. As for what we expect, it’s anybody’s guess, but these first images are a clue and place to start.
No release dates or anything yet, but we’ll see what the results are when the Rome Film Festival kicks off on November 9th. [Kinopoisk]