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James Franco Laughs on His Way to a Meeting

James Franco is all smiles as he makes his way out of Joan’s on third restaurant on Wednesday afternoon (May 3) in Studio City, Calif.

The 39-year-old actor and director had his hands full as he chatted on the phone after a quick lunch meeting.

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Back in March, James brought his new film The Disaster Artist to the 2017 SXSW Festival in Texas.

The film gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of actor, director, writer Tommy Wiseau‘s controversial movie The Room.

No word yet on when The Disaster Artist will be released.

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Nicole Kidman Meets Robert Pattinson in the Desert in 'Queen of the Desert' Trailer

The trailer for Nicole Kidman‘s upcoming movie Queen of the Desert has been released!

The Oscar-winning actress stars alongside some great leading men in the film, including James Franco, Robert Pattinson, and Damian Lewis.

Queen of the Desert tells the extraordinary true story of a trailblazing woman who found freedom in the faraway world of the Middle East. Gertrude Bell (Kidman) chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for a chance to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer (Franco), and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence (Pattinson).

The movie is opening in theaters and VOD on April 14.


Queen of the Desert – Official Trailer

James Franco Relates To 'The Disaster Artist's Tommy Wiseau In Ways He Doesn't Want To Admit

James Franco is opening up about why he decided to take on the role of actor, director, writer Tommy Wiseau in his latest film, The Disaster Artist!

“I identify with Tommy, in a certain way,” the 38-year-old actor expressed while attending the premiere and Q&A for The Disaster Artist during the 2017 SXSW Festival on Sunday (March 12) in Austin, Tex.

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The Disaster Artist, which was also directed by James, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy‘s controversial movie The Room.

“I really respected that he came out to Hollywood, like thousands, millions of people have done and got this movie made,” James added (via The Daily Beast). “I am Tommy Wiseau. I relate to him so much, in ways I don’t even want to admit.”

At the 2017 SXSW Festival premiere, James was joined by his co-star/brother Dave, producer Seth Rogen, and Tommy Wiseau himself.

FYI: Dave is wearing Z Zegna with Kurt Geiger shoes.

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James Franco on Critics & Reviews: 'I Can't & Won't Let It Kill My Spirit'

James Franco makes his way through LAX Airport on Friday (March 10) in Los Angeles.

In an interview with Salon, James responded to the negative reviews of his film In Dubious Battle, which he directed.

When asked if critics would be continuously negative about his films, James answered, “What can I say? I think it’s going to change. My hope is that as a sensitive and creative person, I can’t and won’t let it kill my spirit. When I started as an actor, if I listened to that criticism, it can destroy you as a creative person. My hope is that it’s going to change.” More Here! »

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'Alien: Covenant' Photo Confirms This Actor Has a Role in Film!

Check out the newly released photo from Alien: Covenant – which shows the entire cast of the movie posing in one pic.

Fans are pointing out that James Franco is front and center in the photo, confirming his role in the movie that has been rumored for months.

Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, and more also star in the film.

Tune into Legion on FX tomorrow night to catch a special preview of the film.

Check out Alien: Covenant on May 19, 2017!

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James Franco, Ashley Greene & Austin Stowell Bring 'In Dubious Battle' To Hollywood!

James Franco is dapper in a suit as he hits the red carpet at the premiere of his latest film In Dubious Battle held at the ArcLight Hollywood on Wednesday (February 15) in Hollywood, Calif.

The 38-year-old actor-director was joined at the event by the stars of the film Austin Stowell, Ashley Greene, Ahna O’Reilly and Nat Wolff.

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The movie, directed by James, is based on the first major work of Pulitzer Prize-winner author John Steinbeck, about 900 migratory workers who are organized to rise up against landowners after getting their wages shorted.

In Dubious Battle also stars Selena Gomez, Bryan Cranston, Ed Harris, Zach Braff, Robert Duval, and Josh Hutcherson – Watch an exclusive clip here!

FYI: Ashley is wearing an Akris dress and Lizzie Mandler earrings.

30+ pictures inside of James Franco, Ashley Greene and others at the premiere…More Here! »

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See Selena Gomez & Nat Wolff in the James Franco-Directed 'In Dubious Battle' - (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Check out this exclusive clip of Selena Gomez and Nat Wolff in the upcoming movie In Dubious Battle, directed by and starring James Franco.

Selena and Nat are among a star-studded cast, which also includes Bryan Cranston, Ed Harris, Zach Braff, Robert Duval, Ashley Greene, Josh Hutcherson, Robert Duvall, Vincent D’Onofrio and Sam Shepard.

The movie is based on the first major work of Pulitzer Prize-winner author John Steinbeck, about 900 migratory workers who are organized to rise up against landowners after getting their wages shorted.

This isn’t the first time Selena and James have worked together. The two starred in 2012′s Spring Breakers, but this is definitely a side of Selena you’ve never seen before. This role lets her spread her dramatic acting wings.

In Dubious Battle opens in theaters and on VOD and digital HD on Friday, February 17.

In this exclusive clip, Selena‘s character, Lisa, and Nat‘s character, Jim, talk about their future.

Exclusive ‘In Dubious Battle’ Clip for JJJ