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James Franco: 'Mapplethorpe' Star?

James Franco: 'Mapplethorpe' Star?

James Franco goes undercover in a baseball cap and cardigan as he arrives at Chateau Marmont on Sunday (January 15) in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old actor is attached to star in the upcoming film Mapplethorpe, THR reports.

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James would play controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who often defied censors and died of AIDS in 1989.

Mapplethorpe was selected as one of ten projects to receive grants through the Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca All Access Program – each project will receive a $15,000 grant and ongoing support from industry professionals.

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