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A James Franco Documentary Is Heading Our Way

"Palo Alto" - Los Angeles Premiere
James Franco arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere "Palo Alto" at the DGA Theatre on May 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Jon Kopaloff--FilmMagic

The prolific actor and artist is the subject of an upcoming documentary which follows a year in his life

Actor/director/writer/academic/artist/social media expert James Franco can now add one more title to his resume: documentary subject. The Wrap reports that first-time director Lisa Vangellow is finishing up a documentary about Franco’s professional and private life.

Called — appropriately enough — Franco: A Documentary, the doc began filming in June 2013 and will cover Franco’s experiences in the art world in addition to his acting career. There will be no shortage of material, as Franco has worked in more than a dozen films over the past year as well as starred in Broadway’s Of Mice and Men, published his first novel and worked on myriad art projects and exhibits. (It also seems likely that the film will touch on Franco’s recent Instagram debacles.)

According to The Wrap, Vangellow, who also produced the doc, had access to Franco’s family and close friends, including Seth Rogen and Museum of Modern Art chief curator-at-large Klaus Biesenbach.

We’re not sure who Vangellow’s intended audience is with the project — we don’t recall anyone clamoring for more James Franco, after all — but perhaps this will be the actor’s chance to pull off a more subtle version of Joaquin Phoenix’s I’m Still Here and reveal that he’s been messing with us all along.

[The Wrap]

 

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