It has been announced today that James Franco will be directing and writing an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s 1973 necrophilia novel, Child of God. Yes, you heard me…necrophilia novel. You would be mistaken for thinking that he’d end up playing the lead role in this one, but ‘ol Franco is a lot smarter than that. He’s gone and cast Scott Haze in the lead corpse fucking role….I assume this has been done to preserve his ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ title from being tarnished, or perhaps his agents talked some sense into him.
The film is currently shooting in West Virginia and The Pocahontas Times recently got some time with the filmmakers, who shared their plans for the movie. ”We’ll hit film festivals in six to eight months and then it’ll be out in theaters next year,” said producer Vince Jolivette. No word on if any deals have been struck with distributors yet (doubtful, since most will want to see what they’re dealing with first) but fingers crossed as it seems this could be headed to Toronto or Venice to unspool in the fall. [via ThePlaylist]
Over the last 6 years he’s made some interesting career choices. After completing a string of mediocre films and feeling disappointed with the roles he’d been offered…he decided to return to college, having dropped out 10 years earlier. Enrolling into UCLA he completed his degree in English Literature, with impressive speed, in 18 months. After graduating he decided to move to New York where he starred in a recurring part on daytime soap opera General Hospital as a contemporary artist named Franco (yes, same name). Which confused the hell out of people….why would a serious film actor join a crappy soap? Why was his characters name the same as his? Many thought it was possibly a joke or some artistic experiment?
To top it all he enrolled in four graduate colleges…NYU Filmmaking, Columbia University for Fiction Writing, Brooklyn College for Fiction Writing and last but not least a Poetry program at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. Bear in mind he did all this while maintaining a grueling film career…famously getting his classmates to record the lectures for him to watch in his spare time on the set of Milk. More recently, he’s just enrolled at Yale, for a Ph.D. in English.
On the side of all this he’s also managed to carve out a career as a performance artist. One such project was sponsored by Gucci, called Dicknose in Paris, which is a short video of him walking around Paris with a prosthetic penis on his face…..why you ask…is he just trolling, taking the piss, or is he being intellectual? Who knows but dicknose….hence the the term to Dicknose has come about whenever James Franco does something questionable. A perfect example of dicknosing was his exhibition last year called the Museum of Invisible Art, in which people where invited to pay for an idea of an art piece, which they could then imagine having, without going through the trouble of having to own something physical. I’ll let him defend the piece…
When you contribute to this Kickstarter project, you are not buying a visible piece of art! You will not receive a painting or a film or a photograph in your mailbox. What you will receive is something even more fascinating: The opportunity to collaborate in an act of artistic creation. You will receive a title card with a description of a piece of art, as well as a letter of authentication. You may mount this card on a blank wall in your home or gallery. What comes next is up to you!
Believe it or not, but someone actually paid $10’000 for a piece called “Fresh Air”. Here are the words that were written on the title card accompanying the “piece”….
A unique piece, only this one is for sale. The air you are purchasing is like buying an endless tank of oxygen. No matter where you are, you always have the ability to take a breath of the most delicious, clean-smelling air that the earth can produce. Every breath you take gives you endless peace and health. This artwork is something to carry with you if you own it. Because wherever you are, you can imagine yourself getting the most beautiful taste of air that is from the mountain tops or fields or from the ocean side; it is an endless supply.
Jeez that’s pretentious….so that begs the question, does he really believe in his art or is he just making fun of the contemporary art scene?
There’s a couple of videos he’s made with his brother Dave Franco. One for funny or die, which shows he does have a sense of humour. His brother is also responsible for one of James Franco’s most revealing interviews yet…
Nobody knows but dicknose…Stay tuned for future sitings of senor dicknose.