James Franco strikes an uncanny resemblance to Britney Spears' ex-husband in his latest film role for Spring Breakers. The film also stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Benson, and The Biebs' gal pal recently posted this picture to her Instagram account... looks like the cast is having tons of fun shooting!
The 33-year-old actor always immerses himself in his character, so we can't wait to watch him play a drug and arms dealer in the film.
Given the fact that all three girls spend the majority of their screen time in bikinis, we would guess this movie is going to be a hit at the box office!
Sigh, what happened to the hottie in those Gucci ads?!
James Franco and a pal were spotted in Hollywood over the weekend, and it looks like he was having a bit of an off day. Of course, he's still a working actor, so that's gotta count for something! It was just announced that Franco is set to play controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in an upcoming biopic, so it looks like he's snagged yet another meaty role.
Jose Angel Santana, a former New York University professor, claims he lost his job after teaching James Franco in his "Directing the Actor" class. The teacher has filed a lawsuit claiming he was "wrongfully terminated."
Santana tells the NY Post he has suffered "public humiliation" since giving Franco a "D." The professor gave the actor a "D" for skipping out on 12 of the 14 classes.
In the legal papers, it states, "In my opinion, they've turned the NYU graduate film degree into swag for James Franco's purposes, a possession, something you can buy."
Santana also claims this would never have happened if he were a caucasian professor.
NYU has denied any wrongdoing ... calling Santana's claims "ridiculous."
James Franco is addressing his poorly reviewed Oscar host performance in the latest issue of Playboy, and he slams the awards show's writers and producers.
"I said to the producer, 'I don't know why you hired me, because you haven't given me anything,'" he tells the magazine. "'I just don't think this stuff's going to be good.'"
Franco notes that his least favorite part of his hosting gig with Anne Hathaway was when he came out dressed as Marilyn Monroe. He says:
"I was so pissed about that I was deliberately going to fall onstage and hopefully my dress would fall off or something -- they couldn't blame that on me; I was in high heels. ... I just didn't want to fight anymore, even when they said, 'You'll come out as Marilyn Monroe. It'll be funny.' Me in drag is not funny ... I just didn't want to argue anymore."
Franco said the awards show literally felt like a sinking ship. "I felt kind of trapped in that material," he said. "I felt, This is not my boat. I'm just a passenger, but I'm going down and there's no way out."
James even said he tried to get other writers involved in the show.
"There were a lot of cooks [writers] who shouldn't have been cooking but were allowed to. There were some cooks my manager tried to bring in, like Judd Apatow, who wrote some very funny stuff that wasn't used."