Magazine article Screen International

James Franco's Zeroville Assembles Star Cast

Magazine article Screen International

James Franco's Zeroville Assembles Star Cast

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EXCLUSIVE: Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell to star; Embankment to sell.

London-based sales and finance outfit Embankment Films has boarded James Franco's comedy-drama Zeroville, which is now shooting in California, and is shaping up to be among the most-intriguing and fun new projects at the AFM (Nov 5-12)

127 Hours star Franco is directing and will star in the adaptation of Steve Erickson's 2007 novel about a naive loner driven to Hollywood in the 1960s by the allure of the movies.

Franco is joined in the all-star cast by Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King and Horatio Sanz.

In recent days, Franco has posted pictures of himself on set with Fox and Ferrell on Twitter and Instagram.

Paul Felton and Ian Olds have adapted Erickson's novel.

Franco plays a young film-obsessed architecture student with images of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift (as they appear in A Place in the Sun) tattooed on his shaved head arrives on Hollywood Boulevard in 1969 where he's mistaken for a perpetrator in the Charles Manson murders.

He enters a world of sex, drugs, rock and roll, the decline of the movie studios and the rise of independent renegade directors. …

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