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Dave Franco Reveals Details On His Upcoming Vanilla Ice Biopic
"True story of the infamous dramatic rise and fall of an Isis career in the early nineties will finally be told in the upcoming movie to the extreme starring James Franco's brother. Dave Franco the ice ice baby himself, and we'll have to wait quite awhile to see it as it's only in pre. But Dave is taking the role very seriously and infrequent talks with the man he's playing. He tells insider rob is such a sweet intelligent guy, and he's been super helpful in the process of getting all the details correct the Franco brothers previously teamed up for another bio-pic. The disaster artist about Tommy wiser so bad. It's good movie. The room and Dave says to the extreme will be similar where they don't WanNa make fun of an Ila is, but let the comedy and heart come from telling his truth.
Johnny Depp claims Amber Heard was having affairs with "Pumpkin Head and "Potato Head"
"Accused his ex Amber heard of having affairs with pumpkin head. And potato head. Those were the names he used for Leonardo DiCaprio, Pumpkinhead, He's pumpkin and Channing Tatum. Potato head. Yeah, I can see that today. You thank you. The Aquaman actress at his misheard revealed that the very jealous act or That would be Mr Depp. Considered nearly all of her male co stars as a sexual threat. In a statement filed as part of his explosive libel case in London, he accused me of having affairs with Each of my co stars movie after movie Eddie Redmayne, James Franco Jim Stern, Valium and Go back. He was really worried that she was having an affair with Eddie Redmayne. I don't You know, I think I think she's throwing in Eddie Redmayne. Because that that would indicate only one race that would indicate how crazy he would be. You see, that's why go back. That's that's that's that's that's too You thought picking on Eddie? Red Man? Nobody wants to have an affair with Eddie Redmayne. Nobody. Kevin Costner, Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton. I would have an affair with Kevin Costner before I would have an affair with Eddie Redmayne. Oh, making making a note of that right there. Eddie Redmayne. He's there in that wheelchair. Little would have been there with you. Kevin Costner.
"james franco" Discussed on Alchemy This
"Debussy who who wrote? This is a scene. Suggestion, so James Don't read this. The alchemists. Slowly begin to learn about James Franco. James Franco. I like the last part, so we don't have to be ourselves. Like that six people slowly learn about James. Let's. Mr Franco, just take us from the beginning. If. You could just take it from the very beginning. Sorry, which one are you? I'm scientists to. We will only be using numbers here, not a personal names right and so no pressure here. No one is in trouble. We are simply learning about James By. Would you even introduce the word trouble? Give me one second place sure. How far he's! WHAT THE HECK! He shook me. He spoke. He shook if. You're not the one in trouble right now. Okay, you're not the one in trouble. Why did you even you did really bad from the beginning? This is insane. Man I thought I was scientists number two. This is crazy. You go in and say. Now vow what number might look if I mean honest, I woke up this morning. Not Feeling great about myself on this car right here. I I did some positive affirmations and I thought I would I would use positivity in the room and I failed I'm out. I'm thinking I'm getting coffee. Calm Down, calm down. We Have Changed Franko right where we want him. He lab yeah lab. He's trapped in there. Sure you might stepped on some eggshells or whatever you call it. You made mistakes. That was good. Yeah. Three. Eight. Okay numbers are arbitrary. They're just used to describe ourselves to him. You can be whatever number you want. I'm scientists number? Seven scientists number seven. I'm scientists number, six, six, six, hundred, sixty six. That's not okay. Everyone, everyone. Calm down. He can see us through the window so. We don't have the one way mirror turned on, so you can see us. Turning on one way mirror to. US. To do do, but do. Somebody should go in there and find out what he thinks we were talking. Maybe number two. She go in there. Maybe number two should go in there. Okay, okay. Sorry I did not intentionally mean to step on your toes I'm walking on eggshells here. You know what I'm saying. I WANNA. Use that you go in you going watch. The words that we're seeing he can bear. James! How are you? Hi I am scientists say hello I am scientists the number? Two. You don't need a number. Just pretty pretty so okay How you are. Very handsome your I. Don't like you're looking at there. yeah, a lot of weird. Yes, it is actually okay. Let me move my right hand up. You're doing it as well. Actually no, this is not one of the test. One of the tests are right here. We find the piece of paper here. We go here, we go. Okay look at me. What do you say? You're making your nose Flair, right? You're you're blinking really fast. I could kiss their. Thurgood. Adamant also has a. we never noticed both look exactly the same. At this weird, yeah, y'all scientists number two looks exactly like James. Franco took. The road number. Okay first of all I'm surprised. Scientists number six, six, six, six, six six that you didn't recognize that they love the license you and scientists number. Whoever that is! To. Have Been. fucking. We. Guy Into. Both naked now and now we can't tell the difference between. Site I. Know I know who knows the difference. Scientists number, six, six, six, six six. You want me to go in there and identify who's who by the Penis? Those Peterson. From my vantage point I know there's the real number to the real James Franco I. Don't know what his Dick looks like, but I know scientists number two has something I shouldn't say this really crazy going on underneath, so if I get in there maybe slide on the floor. I can pretend to be a rug or something. Yeah! Okay. What. Did you say the floor? Just in just. Covered with eggshells. I know I understand walking on eggshells. Okay I'm. GonNa do it. Wish me luck. No Good Luck. Hi. This is a two way mirrors and you can help you. Yeah, this is this. Yeah, can you hear me? Yes? Mir's and you. How can I help you? What did I say? Hello hello are you there. Yes. Okay I can't. I can't see you, but I can't hear you. Good. Okay, so it looks like the Mirror is working. This scientists number four over at the Science Institutes Institute. We're we're? We're one of your major clients. Science Institutes Yeah. You're looking at yes. Yes, I am Yes. Signs Institute here on the Books Yeah I called last week. Maybe I'll talk to you. you might have talked to Burger. I'm not one hundred percent, but what was what was the thing? Were you walk Bergerson like? Burger Burger sounds just like He sounds like a happy guy. He's got a lot of joy in his voice. sing song. You know little little southern lilt. Would remember that sounded like you. Like you? Divorce you. Yes! Install that that to way in one of your new. It's a two way mirror that can go through a one way mirror, and you switch it back and forth with. No. I just want to clarify something to way means. Both people can see. Through either side. Yes. It looked like a mirror to one people and a window to the. One Way Mirror is if it's if it's a mere one way and a window for the other. Yeah, so a two way mirror is just a window. To we put.
Oscars 2020: who will have the biggest night?
"Are the Oscars are this weekend who are you rooting for anybody on your list I like once upon a time in Hollywood I just thought that was a great film I love the cast awesome stuff several nominations for that film bills worker is joining us now long time energy reporter for the sun times still with five Chicago is a contributor and bill has followed many many many Oscars lot but you know I always loved about you bill you you follow the local entertainment scene so well and always told us such interesting nuggets about what was going on here well that's true I've always loved you know I mean I think that's important I think it as we all know how they moved in this world of of the current the twenty first century media I think local local local is the way to cope in general because I think that's what people really want to get because they can get you know the national stories from other outlets but but this is an interesting year at all well it's always interesting with the Academy Awards although I do think in certain categories is here there's there's some things that are pretty well said but I know we think of course they're going to go again this year without it without a without a whole list which I don't think it's a terrible thing I think you know well I'll tell you why I think so often unless you get somebody like Billy crystal who's always knocks the you know the ball out of the park I think over the years I think will be colder did a good job we recently had our critic's guide Bible to the critics choice awards which of the broadcast broadcast critics and you know we had two days he did a wonderful job and I think because he didn't try to overdo it you know came out was charming and didn't you know try to be too cute but I think sometimes I think people want to see who's going to win they want to see the presenters I don't think they want a lot of big production numbers and all those give me some wonderful musical numbers at the Oscars you know your health Elton John performing in and you know it's gonna be really quite quite wonderful in the court system the result of a few people who really are talented musically but it's gonna be interesting to see what happens on Sunday I can say I disagree too but I'd like the host I guess you're right but what okay what is a good host was a good house because right some of the host I kind of remember the Anne Hathaway that was a disaster and as much as I loved you know but she yeah I do too but she what that wasn't right for her at all and James Franco I think the the combo wasn't right and that yeah then they tried to do so many acts that an already long ceremony got longer and longer right letterman was not successful either you know so I mean and and I love him but I mean I just it's just a very tough job I will say that so I think sometimes a safe way to go is with out the host and we'll see how it goes David Letterman wasn't wanted the Oprah uma uma Oprah right rumors were rolling their eyes he's like I got to go and I got a key thing is we we didn't work we actually have some audio here from Billy crystal because he was just on Jimmy Kimmel okay crystal has hosted the Oscars I think nine times total nine times jingle himself is hosted the Oscars twice yes yeah he did a good job he did so the two of them had thoughts about the hostess Oscars here's here's what they had to say I always loved being out there I I loved the guess the trusts you know that the movie academy had a made to to get me out that I always I felt like there was a great honor to do it and I think that when you have a show that's as long as it is is going to happen and I think the problem with the no hosting perhaps is that there's not somebody out there to capitalize on that moment ledge view had when the wrong Best Picture right who could forget that the one that's right but he does make a good point there he does make a good point that you can can bring it into the moment and and capitalize on it that is a very good point I hadn't thought of that someone says something that you can sort of have fun with right that just sort of right out there and then they bring it back and make everybody sort of laugher connect over that moment we just had a listener say six three oh what about the la la land fiasco that would be weird without a host because sort of look at each other like what that would that would have been terrible and and then on a lighter note I mean it's great when you have somebody you know when when Jack Palance remember that the one arm push up you know on the sages many years ago and of course and you know Billy came out and made a great joke about it because you know those are the things that you love love to see happen yeah my favorite also I think was on my list of favorites I should say Ellen DeGeneres remember that a normal than the selfie she took and then when she was busting Steven Spielberg around a telephone tell take the picture you know when I could change my point of view you're either going to go maybe on your side your honor but you know I heard you it coming in when you talk about once upon a time in Hollywood that really was one of my favorite favorite movies of the year I see like bill if this one is sort of got a little bit of an unfair advantage because it seems like one of those movies that people in the industry natural sort of are drawn to because it has history of historical factor I know it's sort of a bag I would love to see it with but it's it's one of my favorite but I think all of the momentum seems to be from the directors guild of the producers guild all of the different wards have been happened sounds like it's going to be nineteen seventeen which I liked very much but technically it had some incredible you know incredible beautiful moments but my favorite if I was going to pick one it would be once upon a time in Hollywood or parasite which of course is going to win trust me it's gonna win best foreign film the people that are further further Oscar parties if they want to fill out there if you get if you get some of those lesser known categories right you can win the Oscar Poole I've no I bet it's true that's a good strategy that's true yes I have eight one five Oscars praying for no politics I need a break yeah what do you think we all do I think we all do and I think that will be that's one thing that I hope we do have because I think after what we've all gone through in this country in the last few weeks I think yes no politics is a very good suggestion but it's interesting because in terms of all the acting categories I think they're pretty well locked into a whole I think it is going to win and I think most people do what do you think what you got for best supporting actress I think well that's what the one category where there could be a surprise in the usually is a surprise the one category excuse me would be best supporting actress because even though most people think it's gonna be Laura Dern was terrific as a divorce lawyer in marriage story you know who could possibly slip in there because he has won a few things as far as people from little women who played one of the daughters and that's one category but I do think it's gonna be Laura Dern for best Supporting Actor it's Brad Pitt as one everything is beloved by many people in Hollywood you know it's sort of his his year in his time and I think that's a pretty much of a lock in for Best Actress it's it's I think pretty much going to be Renee Zellweger for Judy plank Judy Garland and although I would look I would be disappointed if there was a real real upset here in Jersey ronin from little women one because I think she's terrific but they're all these categories have great nominees and of course for Best Actor again it's probably going to be Joaquin Phoenix because again he won everything so far incredible performance I didn't see G. R. A. Renee Zellweger in Judy but I didn't know that that was not universally loved by critics no it was not what happened there was everybody pretty much loved her I mean I agree with this the movie itself was just sort of you know just so so I think the reason she's basically the nominee the only nominee for that movie there may be a cost and it might be a minor on the minor categories I shouldn't call minor but one of the most popular categories but the movie itself was not great she was what made the movie yeah I you know I I didn't see that because of sort of the reviews the main one that would be worth revisiting because I loved her and that was the online series where she was the rich woman who is trying to convince people a little comes of age is he was a recent series streaming and she was phenomenal and I just remember and she sings herself I mean the fact that she you know somebody's like a voice like garland which everybody knows so well the fact that you do your own singing I think is also a major push any and there's so many scenes in this movie you look and you think it's actually Judy Garland on stage and screen excuse me so I think it's and that's pretty much of a lock but there again you know you never that's pictures that that was one I mean I think it's probably going to be nineteen seventeen but I would be happy with virtually any of those you know that are up there there's nine nominees you know because they changed the rules a few years ago but you know a lot of talk this year the parasite which definitely is gonna win best foreign film it might be the first year that the best foreign film also wins Best Picture that would be somewhat of an upset but that would be a fascinating thing to see what is the Netflix series that Renee Zellweger was and I was trying to remember to remember bill out we only have a minute here but if you if you are going to the movies this weekend as I know some people do when they try to say Hey I'm gonna catch up on some of these Oscar nominated films what what was one of the films you would suggest the probably not many people have gone to I think I don't know I think first of all I think you know probably nineteen seventeen I think it's it's a kind of a tough movie to watch many ways but I think that that that seems to be the front runner for Best Picture if you haven't seen once upon a time in Hollywood definitely catch that and I'll tell you a parasite is be the third one because that is such it's got a real twist to it I can't tell you much and I would give it away but it that would be the film that is probably the one most unique dark comedy that come down the pike in a long time okay you got my attention on that I'm gonna check that one out bills record thank you so much for checking in with us at any time good to hear your voice same
The Frame 5th Anniversary Special
"We launched the frame. We were doing something for the the very first time I had been a print reporter my entire life so we ask our guests for stories when they first succeeded or failed old. We have a thirty second request though in two weeks. Everybody who comes on is saying the first thing that something happened. I M Gena Davis and the first time fine I got cast in a movie was in tootsie. Few the first job did I failed and actually got fired on American gangster. I'm John Stewart the first time. I've bobbed onstage. funnily enough was the first time I was on stage. For some reason I was absolutely not nervous at all. The first scene was with Dustin Hoffman in my underwear but what I learned from that was Is Not all about me and you have to learn how to advocate sometimes as a filmmaker The Bitter End New York City. One o'clock in the morning following three doors cover bands. I had a good five minutes prepared about two minutes into the audience realized I might suck at this. The funniest thing was I didn't know you're only supposed to come on the days that you're working and nobody bothered to to tell me for six weeks. I showed up at six and went home when everybody else did. I'd get a chair and put it right next to Sydney Pollack considerable bad day avenue. I still feel that page on the is I walked into the night I thought to myself you know. There are a lot of law schools if I could I could go to them. And our first guest in two thousand fourteen was Christopher Nolan He. He was about to release his movie. Interstellar a lot of people are saying that this is your most personal film. How do you respond to that? You take a compliment. You think they might be right. I basic they don't know me so I I do you know yourself. I don't know Myself Derby when either you've been a lot of real world events that have driven our coverage over the years but the one that coincided with our launch was a Sony Hack today today the. US government pointed the finger of blame directly at North Korea with a devastating cyber attack against Sony. Pictures taken down the movie. The interview. That poked fun on at the North Korean dictator whole. They caused a Lotta damage. The cyber attack of Sony pictures which allegedly was conducted by North Korea came in response to a movie. It was called the interview. It Starts Seth Rogan and James Franco. It was a crazy story. It evolved every day and in the middle of it Dan Sterling in who was the screenwriter of the interview was with us in studio. Hi thanks for having me. It's very rare that a screenwriter is like with us to talk about breaking news news so I guess my breaking news questions. What the Hell's going on today? Well I just know what's going on in my email inbox which is an increasing flood of people asking me if if I'm okay both emotionally physically and financially was your answer. What do you tell you know? I was at a party on Saturday night where the host was introducing me to everybody the at the Party as this is the guy that brought down Sony exit was funny. Well the first four or five hundred times. The joke was made. It was funny except Except actually it's a way it's actually not funny to me I'm It's been a surreal experience. I'm still very much in the middle of the one thing that I know that I'm not happy about is actually The real suffering that is going on at Sony. Not Not just by the person who green lit my films so bravely but also by all the other people affected by the hack. I'm quite concerned about them there. There's so much about this story. We'll get to the film in it in a second. But what about about the reaction to the film itself has been the most surprising to you. Well look About a year ago today I was I was on a sound stage age and I was at the monitor watching Seth Rogan who was completely naked except for a sock around his penis and he had a bunch of Salami Alami tucked between his buttocks that a German shepherd was eating out of because the scene was he was being Sniffed by you know a bomb sniffing dog and I was laughing my head off sitting next to his mother who seemed to be used to these sorts of things and she was knitting a scarf and at the time Nothing like any. This could have occurred to me because the movie is just a in our minds was supposed to be an outrageous of course somewhat provocative but totally hilarious comedy which I think that it is but the the the reaction by the North Korean government was surprising to me And all of the things that have ensued have been. Ah I was quite naive going into
Five Years Later, Who Really Hacked Sony?
"Welcome to the frame. I'm John Horn five years ago. Oh just as Thanksgiving approached employs at Sony pictures logged into their computers and were greeted by this ominous message hacked by Hashtag copay over a picture of a sinister looking red skeleton. GOP reportedly stands for guardians of peace a previously unknown group now claiming credit for the hack the the hackers leaked millions of files putting confidential employee. Information and embarrassing e mails about the studios internal workings out in the Open Ben. Fritz there's an editor at the Wall Street Journal and the author of the book. The big picture the fight for the future of movies and he remembers being in the Journal. Newsroom when he heard about the hack I remember I remember reading about it online and talking to a few sources I knew what Sony and of course it I I didn't really understand the magnitude of it and how how damaging it would be that it wasn't until the next week I believe when When they started leaking all these documents and information I started to see some of the stuff that was coming out and realized? Just how serious this was for. Those who don't remember the hack was quickly connected to North Korea and Kim Jong Moons anger over the film the interview. It started Seth Rogan James Franco as a couple of TV. TV journalists who are going to interview and potentially assassinate the North Korean president. And at the time we were interviewing the screenwriter. Dan Sterling this. This is back in two thousand fourteen. You know I was at a party. On Saturday night where the per- the host was introducing me to everybody at the party. As this is the guy that brought down Sony. It was funny by that. Well the first four or five hundred times the joke was made It was funny except actually in a way. It's actually not funny to me. How was the heck essentially blamed on the movie and was that theory actually borne out after the fact? North Korea was in fact behind the hacking and Kim Jong was very very mad. That this you know American film was was was mocking him. Northwards of very poor country but they do actually have A. It's kind of very good Hacking program and He wanted to stop them from coming out and or punish Sony for having made it and he was pretty successful on both fronts. At the time the leading theory experts was there was North Korea but a lot of people around Sony. Thought it couldn't be eight or maybe it was angry at employee's rivals or something but The the FBI About a year ago concluded pretty definitively that it wasn't Korea and in fact they indicted Somebody who was part of a North korean-backed hacking team that was called the Lazarus project and was for numerous cybercrimes including the intrusion at Sony. That a lot of people forget. Is that the movie. We didn't really get released. I mean Sony was so worried about it that they pulled the release and then they kind of backtracked on that and at the time we were talking gene with a guy named James cursed he's the founder of. La's downtown independent theatre. He is in the studio talking about the movie. And this is what happens. There's been so much we were getting calls about it. My phone's ringing up. Oh it's the REP from Sony. Go ahead take it. Hi this the gym so he actually gets a call from Sony in the middle of the interview pain. Can you play the. Can you play movie in your theater. It ends up not getting getting much of an exhibition schedule at all. Does it. No it only a few hundred independent theaters briefly What happened was the hackers threatened that they were going to Bomb or cause violence at at an attack any theater that played the film and You know understandably a lot didn't wanNA play and as a result and Sony you know AH incorrectly so they weren't going to force any theater to play it even those that had contractual obligations to do it and then it was just crazy thing where a few hundred independent theaters did play it and It was also released online simultaneously by a few companies that were willing to do that. Not many people ended up seeing results. So if that was Kim Jong UN's goal he was very successful at that. Most people didn't see the film and Sony was severely damaged by the hack. So you gotta give the wind North Korea here very sadly well. Let's talk about how Sony was damaged by the hack. You spent a lot of time. I'm looking through documents. Released in the hack for part of your research and your book the Big picture the fight for the future of movies. So what did it reveal about Sony. And how did it more important reveal. How the studio had kind of lost its way right? So the hacktivists released tons of you know from the top executives at the time as well as internal documents than really sensitive financial stuff and it revealed when it comes to the interview that they had had numerous discussions about something like this happening and didn't take it seriously really. There was a lot of conflict between the top executives at the studio and they weren't just having a lot of trouble coming up with major motion picture franchises that could compete with you know the marvels marvels and the fast and furious is of the world. It was really an amazing insight into a studio that was struggling to adapt to the modern movie business. Well I'm going to ask about marvel because one of the the most remarkable pieces of information in your book is how and why Sony Refuse to pay twenty five million dollars for almost all of Marvel superheroes in the late nineties. So what did that episode say. About how Hollywood is changing and how Sony really missed the future. Yeah Hollywood You know in the late nineties. Not Rule I- franchises. The way it is now is really ruled ruled by movie stars. So Sony thought. Well we've got Adam Sandler we've got will Smith. That's that's what really is valuable. You know we're not gonNA waste our money in the reserve. It was maybe spider-man's valuable but that that's all that's all they wanted. And of course Sony horrifically miscalculated and. There's there's a Lotta stuff in the hack about Sony's attempts to to fix that mistake including trying to revive the spiderman franchise a few years ago. I think it's fair to say that in the wake of the Sony Hack back a lot of studios and a lot of companies probably try to improve their firewalls and had better. It security but do you think there's a bigger less than about Hollywood. That might be remembered from the hack. Do you think it still has an impact on the business into people still talk and think about what happened to Sony people. You know people all the time reference Sony when they when they talk about. How much sensitive stuff should we say on an email? There's a sense that there's this knowledge not to censor knowledge that email is never truly secure. And if you're not necessarily they comfortable with the world knowing about it then you probably shouldn't put it in an email if you don't have something nice to say. Don't say it at all. I guess or at least eight on the phone Ben. Fritz is an editor At The Wall Street Journal and he is the author of the book. The big picture the fight for the future movies Ben. Thanks so much for coming back on the show. John was my pleasure
Tech resurrects James Dean for a new movie
"The Hollywood reporter reporter ran an article. That says James Dean will be brought back on film now. James Dean has been dead since one thousand nine hundred fifty five also. The role is considered the secondary lead. So you're you're going to get a lot of. CG James Dean. The film is called a finding Jack by the CEO of CMG worldwide which represents Danes family said to quote. This opens up a whole new opportunity for many of our clients who are no longer with us Ben just because we have this technology. Should we not doing this. Is this right. Is it right Look we'll see if the movie is successful because unfortunately if it is successful you'll see a lot of copycatting adding that's how Hollywood. That's how Hollywood works. That's how a lot of entertainment works a problem that I have here from reading the Hollywood reporter story is that They said they spent a lot of time. Trying to find the right secondary lead for this part and then determined that a CGI. James Dean was their rest option. I'm not buying that. Yeah I mean how bad is your talent pool such that you can't go like hey possible. James Franco's pretty close like he was kind of looks like extraordinaire to the role. Maybe maybe could find an unknown but yes deficit. Sounds like a gimmick but the idea that the the talent agencies like Oh a lot of our guys are happened happened to be dead we can bring him back. It just sounds like a terrible terrible idea so if you want to look at this very cynically to this has the possibility going back to here. James Franco example of avoiding having to pay a very large sums of money to living well known actors and instead putting a completely really unknown person in a CGI out fed. And then slapping a James Dean skin on them and then calling it a day. It is entirely possible that they would save a lot of money doing this. But I'm not really sure what the dollars and sense are here. So you're thinking that there's going to be a mo cap man or mo cap person running around on stage with whoever the actually does wouldn't wouldn't mo cap motion capture bow cap okay. I'm totally with it. So they are hiring an actor to do the voice though of James Dean so the question. This is a terrible idea. I don't I don't love it and We've we've certainly seen other examples of this before but certainly not not for a lead character. Like for instance. Carrie Fisher is a good example where they did a young version of Carrie Fisher for one of the Star Wars Movies but Young Carrie Fisher didn't exist anymore. She was his older Carrie Fisher at that point so it's in that part it's unavoidable and I would have been I'm more okay with that example I duNno. I just really really curious what this is going to do could this. CG James Dean Win an academy award if is it possible. You're hurting my head I okay. Let's let's let's. Let's talk with that aside.
"james franco" Discussed on Up First
"Okay in Iraq. Thousands of people have been protesting. They've been in the streets denouncing the prime minister Abul Monte right and this is in defiance of a government imposed curfew and police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the crowds at least twenty people have died in these clashes this week hundreds of people have been injured and the government has now cut off Internet access Aljazeera English correspondent responded Imran Khan is in Baghdad reporting on this story. Welcome to the program. Thank you very much and I just WanNa know this. This story will be new. I think two people in the United States. We've certainly been absorbed with their own politics. Can you just tell us from the beginning. HOW DID PEOPLE COME TO PROTEST. What are they protesting about. Well there was no real spoke. Walk this and this is the most interesting thing on choosing what happened was there was a very very small protests. from a few very young people he went to three square which is the central square in Baghdad and it was very quickly broken up but then there was a coal on social media made by these young people. There's any few them and end people heeded the call on by about three o'clock local time there was thousands of people in the square. It surprised the government surprise the military surprised everybody now the military on shoes they tried to crack down as hard as they could try to disperse the protesters they use life fire these water cannons and Tig uh-huh angered the the people even more and they decided they wanted to come out and large number on Wednesday the Iraqi army oh me to run a ring of Alma around Red Square and I if you've been took place on five. AM local time Thursday morning but people have been defying get people out on the street and speaking to right now from a military checkpoint we did have permission to be out in the streets to get to our office. I'll ever we've been detained. Walsum speaking to you right now and it just goes to show you how suspicious the only is of any even on the street and I have to say this is like locking down Washington. DC The American government shutting down Washington DC. It sounds like it's difficult to say who started this exactly but is it clear what they are demanding coming from the government well. There's two things of inbounding from the government initially the protests. What about very simple things? I want to jokes. They wanted more opportunities and they wanted wanted an end to corruption. That was the thing that was driving. the protest movement now what happened is because of the heavy handed tactics. Iraqi security forces if it and the numbers of people that what people are demanding now is an end to this curfew an end to the live fire on protesters and then end to to the crossing the anger on the protest movement and I guess we should notice Friday a day of Friday prayers day off for many people and often in that part of the world today of protest protest. That's absolutely right and people are very concerned that they might not be able to go and pray now. It's one thing to still people protesting but quite another to stop them from actually excuse going to perform prayers. That's Ron con of Al Jazeera English. He is in fact he Los Angeles. Another other powerful name in the entertainment industry is accused of Sexual Exploitation and fraud lawsuit filed here in L. A. Yesterday's alleging that actor James Franco. Oh along with two other men ran an acting school that sexually exploited Female Students Franco is an Oscar nominated actor who stars in the HBO series the Duska. The plaintiffs were former students at studio for which has since closed NPR spoke with both of them in exclusive interviews they spoke with NPR's Elizabeth Blair. WHO's on the Align Elizabeth. Who are the plaintiffs hi Steve. The plaintiffs are two former students at studio for Sarah to their Kaplan and Tony Gall they a number of allegations in the suit they alleged that James Franco and the other defendants sexualize their power by dangling employment opportunities opportunities in front of female students in exchange for explicit nudity and sex another allegation has to do with money. studio four charged tuition three hundred dollars the complaint alleges that the school promise students they would get to audition for Franco's film projects and in doing so the complaint alleges the school circumvented California's pay for play regulations which prohibits charging actors for auditions and the lawsuit goes on the students who were willing to disrobe perform sex scenes were rewarded with opportunities to work on Franco's film projects so you can see how someone would be taken advantage. Kevin that situation. What did the plaintiffs that women who filed the lawsuit say to you Elizabeth so James Franko taught a sex scenes masterclass and and students had to audition to take the class and pay an extra fee if they were accepted one of the plaintiffs Sarah Kaplan so she jumped at the chance to audition and was thrilled world to be accepted because she really wanted to be in a class with James Franco as she alleges the class was not about learning guidelines or best practices when performing in a sex scene but about getting naked and doing sex scenes she alleges this was an abusive power because most of the female students were just starting out in their careers. I'm in this is what she said. They knew they were asking to do the improvised sex and nude scenes. They knew who was in their classes and I think that's by design because it sort of protects text them from any kind of real repercussions because they can just write us off as you know nobody's and to their Kaplan claims that female students who agree agreed to do nude sex scenes and took risks with their bodies were rewarded with opportunities to work with Franco James Franco had to say about all this is lawyer Michael Plants. It's grow issued a statement that reads. This is not the first time that these claims have been made in that. They've already been debunked. As of last night plants rights they had not had an opportunity to review view. The complaint of the statement goes on to say that Franco will quote not only fully defended himself but will also seek damages from the plaintiffs and their attorneys for filing this as scurrilous publicity seeking lawsuit Okay Elizabeth. Thanks for your work really appreciate it. Okay thank you. NPR's Elizabeth Blair and that's a first for this Friday October fourth. I'm Steve INSKEEP and I'm David Greene up. I is produced by Sydney Harbour our editors Dahlia. Are You more Totta William Jones and Matt Kwong. Our director is Lindsay Tidy can you young is the executive producer of up. I hope you start your day with us right back here on Monday. We Know Oh of course there that the news does not stop when this podcast is over. So why don't you follow us on twitter at up first and we've got you a daily roundup of the most important stories of the day. I is here each morning because of your NPR station when you support them you support us and if you have trouble finding your local station goes stations. NPR DOT ORG.
Two women accuse actor James Franco of sexual exploitation in lawsuit
"There are new sexual assault claims involving actor James Franco two women who attended this acting school in Los Angeles say they were pressured into taking part in sexually exploitive auditions in film shoots with the promise of movie roles the women say those roles never materialized they filed a lawsuit accusing Francona's partners harassment and sexual
Two women accuse actor James Franco of sexual exploitation in lawsuit
"New sexual assault claims involving actor James Franco two women who attended is acting school in Los Angeles say they were pressured into taking part in sexually exploitive auditions in film shoot with a promise of movie roles women say the roles never materialized they filed a lawsuit accusing Francona's partners of arrests mint and sexual
James Franco sued by 2 women over 'inappropriate and sexually charged behavior'
"More allegations of inappropriate behavior have been made against actor James Franco actor James Franco is being sued by two former students of is now closed acting school they say the school is basically a front that allowed Franco to access a pipeline of young women that he could exploit sexually among other things. they said they were promised parts and Franco films if they submitted to sexually inappropriate on camera auditions similar accusations of come up before but this is the first lawsuit Franco's denied doing
James Franco's former students sue alleging sexual exploitation
"Two women are suing actor and filmmaker James Franco along with two partners and their production company women saying they were subjected to sexual exploitation and fraud while involved in the studio for acting school in Los Angeles the allegations include unsafe and unnecessary sex and nudity during film scenes and forcing students to appear nude in exchange for promises of roles in productions also lead students were required to pay tuition in order to audition for roles in projects by Franco and his company the plants are seeking damages via a jury trial NPR's reach out to Franco and is represented for
Matthew McConaughey Just Became a Professor and His Classes Are Now In Session
"And Matthew McConaughey will he's an Oscar winner a an award winning producer now he's a college professor professor Connie what is he teaching is teaching a class on goal I mean if no use teaching at the his alma mater the university of Texas Austin he is teaching a class called the script to screen and they're gonna study two of his films the gentleman and muddy class starts right now fall twenty nineteen is great of a sliding scale of all right I never when James Franco did that he taught a class of a game where you or something like that yeah fast yes professor
Johnny Depp's attorneys to subpoena James Franco after allegedly seen in surveillance with Amber Heard
"All right so Johnny Depp what's what is happening with Johnny to feel like every time he's in the news it has something to do with lawyers that's a that's has been the case lately there been more legal actions than there have been movies lately the latest you know how I like to start my holiday weekend this with some good litigation between so that's how the file the founding fathers intended when they set this whole thing is the month this is so famous movie stars could fight famous movie stars and ex wives and involve other famous movie stars that's what's happening right now Johnny Depp is filed a defamation suit against his ex wife amber heard she wrote an op ed piece in The Washington Post about domestic violence that Johnny Depp claims is a thinly veiled description of him according to her she says that is not the case he says that it is the case and is filing the suit but Johnny Depp's lawyers now halves are about to subpoena actor James Franco because that's who you want as a character witness in any kind of litigation that may be going on James Franco and Ilan mosque the the test like I was saying that they witnessed what whatever was going on between Johnny Depp and his with his wife at the time so that apparently is going to be happening I don't know if they go to court today or that apparently is going to be happening sometime first off just this the idea and it is a serious issue when it comes to domestic violence the idea that your character witnesses are are high high and celebrities both actors and businessmen who are at some live juries party it just makes you think that everyone got yacht it in to some island party in this is that all the guest list from that party you're gonna be subpoenaed I don't know the circumstances of the case but haven't there been allegations not of domestic violence but of a sexual assault against James Franco that's way say half facetiously about the birth witness or with a friend into into the case you on mosque I don't know that much about him personally just that I would like him to send me a couple of his test was a just for me to drive around the try out if that's possible the same one I have the bag like this yeah maybe stand outside the courtroom yeah usually survey test usually Mr Moscow connect I'll park their car for you if you want yes so I I don't know the circumstances I know that this this whole thing with Johnny Depp and amber heard that it was a messy marriage it was even Messier a divorce and continues to be messy so so old I mean it's really very honorable hunt for a long time over I'll bet it's two years all I I think it's longer than that I don't want to be seen him in a movie and how long and he was always my favorite not not not in any major way he used to be this is how I used to refer to him Johnny Depp who can do no wrong yeah because everything that he was in was fantastic and now his onscreen roles are even kind of hit and miss but you know the the the people feel different ways about the personal lives of their favorite actors and you know should you separate the personal actions yeah of of an actor from their professional work it's hard to ignore some of him and he's like he's fighting that that's where he's you know he's he's planting his flag because this is obviously affected so professional life to have this kind of reputation so affected yeah I can kind of land
Maggie Gyllenhaal Speaks Out About Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Against Costar James Franco
"Maggie Jilin hall says she took James Franco's sexual misconduct allegations very seriously while filming the deuce, of course, the two of them star in the HBO hit. She is one of the producers of the do's, and she said she took claims against Franco's seriously felt it was important to tackle the issue. Head on. I felt it was my responsibility to do the opposite of ignore it. She said at the time that the accusations against James came out in the LA times, we read them all we took them very
Busy Philipps accuses James Franco of assault
"Loves love. Rosie o'donnell. Rosie O'Donnell loves love more than anyone. She is now engaged to her girlfriend of nearly one year. Her name is Elizabeth Rooney and Rosie's fifty six Elizabeth is a police officer officers she's thirty three and they are together, and Rosie is one of those women who has had such tumultuous relationships when they end they end so badly that it's kind of surprising that she does she wants. She just she must've love to be married. She wants to do the engage in marriage thing. She's like the David foster of women. Loves to be married engaged to what's her name. Thank you. And and this is his this will be his fifth marriage. Yeah.
Busy Philipps says James Franco assaulted her while they were filming 'Freaks and Geeks'
"He's I don't know because we were there were a few of the few accusations of young actresses essentially saying that he was trying to sleep with them in exchange for parts show is parts. And yeah, pretty pretty freely showing can't do that. You are above them. You are like I think these celebrities. They don't want to get into this too much. But they don't understand that you're in a position of power like Louis C K. We're not just colleagues here you affect my career. Yeah. When I turn you down, you know, that it can affect my I don't know. Syncing college anymore. Dude. You're a major celebrity. Yeah. And the producer of a film. Not that even if you were just in college, you should do something like that. I'm just saying it's a double whammy there. You know? Oh, yeah. Yup. I'm going to read her book. Bully. Ooh, I forgot. I forgot busy filled in that show. That's one of those shows like the Mickey Mouse club with Justin and Christine and stuff. That spawned a lot of stars. You know, what I mean that cast was magical sort of like the short lived Dana Carvey show on ABC and lasts longer. Goodness. Every corral. Okay. Bob Odenkirk was in the Dana Carvey show. I'm sorry. Using examples of casts of certain shows that every one of them ends up to be a giant star freak freaks and geeks out. Whole whole cast. Well. Think about my so called life. That's another show that you know, very had a very short run. But had
Busy Philipps calls out James Franco in new book: 'He threw me to the ground' on 'Freaks and Geeks'
"Totally ignored at the Emmys. Totally ignored it the Askar's. Have you seen this show deuce do? No, okay. Well. Jillian hall. Franco's trouble though. Yeah. Looks like it's too many accused hear these stories. I guarantee you they're going to pop up every now and then okay? Let's talk about movies in the weekend. Okay. Was venom
Daily Nerd Brief
"Hey, listen. Not with me nerds this toy from talk nerdy to me bringing you all the nerdy news that is fit to know on this Thursday, September, thirteenth. I'll kick right off with ugly dolls on remember those those fitting name. They were very, very ugly dolls, real popular back in early two, thousands, they are getting their own TV share are actually they're getting their own movie that will be followed by TV series. The movies have Wanda Sykes and gave her a glaciologist is to the main voice actors. They're also have Kelly, Clarkson, Nick, Jonas impeccable. So the voice town on this thing is just crazy. So many popular voice actors. I shouldn't say it was a popular people to be the voices on these things. Ugly dolls is supposed to come out daters on may tenth of twenty nineteen. I know I will say any date for the series TV series says it's in production. There are two kids animated series. So here we go going to be on the premium streaming service who. Lou. By Hasbro has rose getting into supporting other toys through movies and TV series. So you'll get to hear Wanda Sykes. Gabriel glaciologist being voices on ugly dolls. The Coen brothers. If you're big fan of Cohen, brothers and I, I am. They have a new project out their ballot. BUSTER Scruggs is kinda stranger is going to be out in theaters, but it's also on the member sixteenth. It's also going to be on Netflix streaming services. Same time in the break it down into six different. Short stories. I guess the whole thing is a little over an hour, our little two hours long. I think two hours twelve minutes to be exact. So you got some big name actors in this also talking about James Franco burning Gleason, Liam Niessen, Clancy Brown, Stephen root. These are some really good actors and the Coen brothers. I love their stuff is their movies are always really Corky with interesting characters. So. November sixteenth will build new, select theaters or on Netflix. I think most people in the world probably have a Netflix account or they're using their friends account by this time. So everybody should be able to see this new Cohen, brothers project, the ballot of BUSTER Scruggs. All right. Warner Brothers tried to break the internet yesterday by. Teasing that can recap will might be out as superman. It was really cryptic. The stuff they posted even Henry Cavill was kind of cryptic in his post. He made a post with wearing the crypto Nghien lifting team shirt. Didn't say whether or not he was in or out his rep. Henry Cavill rep is saying, hey, the Cape is stillness closet. Take deaf or whatever you want it to mean doesn't defend, say one way or the other. If he is still going to be superman. So we will see, hopefully sometime today they're gonna. Let us know is he end is the out and if he's out, are they going to start replacing the other Justice league characters? I, I would. I would imagine Gail does probably end up for the long haul, but we will find Henry Cavill. All he said was today was exciting with the hashtag superman. So we may see a new superman. We may not. We don't know. They have not have not told us one way or the other yet they're just leaving. I don't know if they're doing this to gain interest in superman, or if they're just shy test the waters to see people care one way or the other Warner Brothers. Stop leaving us on the line. Let us know one way or the other. Okay. I've been telling you guys about these streaming services, the DC universe streaming app. It went live a few few days early. And I'm looking at some of the, you know what people have said about overall, it's they. They've been pretty happy with from what I can tell. It's going to be seven, nine nine a month. They all their movies, cartoons and stuff like that is on there. It looks like they're still working on the comic book side. They have a lot of the complex up there, not all of them, but you know, they did launch a few days early. Maybe they're still working on that.
‘The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs’ Trailer: James Franco Hangs Out In Coen Bros’ Netflix Western Anthology
"New trailer on YouTube came out for a net flicks and follow g. movie written and directed by the Coen brothers. And it has a fucking great name. The ballot of BUSTER Scruggs just Elliott. I mean for pod that loves the name Busta for BUSTER. Scruggs is pretty close. That's great. What do you think about this when it's a six part in film. Tim, Blake, Nelson, Liam, and James. Franco's Zoe Kazan there. Tom waits in it. A lot of random people in it again and follow film. There's six different chapters are saying, now this is a Netflix movie. I'm excited for it premiered in Venice to Venice film festival, actually don't know how it did. I gotta pull it up, but what did you think about the trailer? Yeah. Anything the Cohen, brothers do. I'm immediately excited for. I don't even have to watch the trailer, although I don't think my film criticism is to the point where I can properly judge the Coen brothers in the same way. A lot of people do with a lot of nuance and and good take on it. I will say BUSTER Scruggs is the perfect Cohen, brothers name for that. You know, evoke ation of Americana net that Cohen, brothers type role. So yeah, anthologies, they're big right now. Aren't they like rhyme Irvy's been doing a lot of anthologies. On the on the FX channel. What would some of his projects? And they're having a moment. Maybe the Coen brothers will take it into high gear.
"james franco" Discussed on The Director's Cut
"Hello and welcome back to the directors cutting brought to you by the directors guild of america for each episode we bring you a brand new interview with one of the film industry's top directors conducted by one of their peers remember to subscribe to our podcast on i tunes or wherever you get your podcasts and if you're enjoying the director's cut please take a moment to written review us and i tunes or like us on soundcloud we love hearing your feedback this episode takes us behind the scenes of director james franco's new by graphical comedydrama the disaster artist which dramatizes the making of writer director tummy was owes the room one of the most infamous films in hollywood history that is often referred to as the citizen kane of bad movies the disaster artist charged the film strange beginnings through its auden troubled development and release into its eventual status as a hit cult feature in addition to the disaster artist mr franco's credits include the feature films in dubious battle the sound and fury you caskey and as i lay dying and episodes of the series the deuce and making a scene with james franco following a recent screening of the film at the dga theater in new york mr franco spoke with director paul haggus about filming the disaster artist during their conversation mr franco discusses what drew him to adopt the book about the beleaguered production of the room how he juggled playing such an enigmatic character while also directing the film and how the tommy was so cameo came together.
"james franco" Discussed on Fresh Air
"As he so kind of committing life but but in the end he realizes that the whole thing of his is if assad and kim jong un is a is a bad man and and yet the assassination happens we see his headers whole body explode i forget where both i think meanwhile north korea's reaction to this kim jong owns after reaction to the release of the movie is do not release it or there will be trouble there were threats against theaters there were threats to sony sony's only was hacked san antonio has we still don't know officially we don't officially every are not let's at owning was hacked the exactly but i think i think we will basically told it was pretty much north korea and sony basically released it as asm and on demand video on demand thing to that people would have to fuel if they were risking their lives to cnn a theater throughout the whole period always thinking what is going through james franco ancell seth vince minds so i can ask you now what was going through your mind during that period when all this really bad stuff was happening attached to the movie it's a cottage bizarre yeah it was so bizarre and i think you know will go down in hollywood history and being in the middle of that was as you can imagine confusing um seth and i were sort of in the dark for a while lake nobody was telling us me what this.
"james franco" Discussed on Fresh Air
"My guess james franco directed and stars in the new movie the disaster artist that's about the making of the two thousand three film the room the room as a movie that's been called the citizen kane of bad movies the disaster artis is based in part on a book of the same name about the making of the room the co author tom vissel describes the room as a movie made by an alien who has never seen a movie but his head movies thoroughly explain to him the room has developed a cult following through midnight screenings around the country people laugh at how ineptly made it is and how strange the leading man's performances that actor tommy wiso also wrote directed produced and financed the room james franco plays wiso and befriended him during the making of the disaster artist but wiso remains a mystery man with an unplayable accent which he says is from new orleans that is clearly not let's start with seen from the two thousand three film the room tommy wise plays johnny whose girlfriend lisa has been cheating on him with his best friend in the scene johnny is upset and deeply wounded because lisa has accused him of hitting her he's walking through the door to the roof of his building where he meets his friend mark did not hurt her it's not true it's not hear of her i'd love oh hi mark i have a problem so she says that i had her what will did you know it's not true donovan asked what's new with you well i'm just sitting up here thinking you know.
"james franco" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hi everybody i'm peter travers this popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and there's a movie now called the disaster artist of guest today james franco he is the start of the movie is the director of the movie jiang's welcome thank you and welcome thank you tell us why you would want to do a movie that about the making of what everyone calls of the worst film of the 21st century the going to qualify that they're the best worst film of the best or worst that's a very specific naming because there's been there have been thousands of bad movies that we will never watch again people have been watching the room religiously for fourteen and a half years now like once a month in almost every major city around the world i mean there ways that again good no no no they know everything but um i new i knew sort of about the room although i had never seen it but would really turn me onto a was the the book says seth rogin teases meeli atlanta area james franco's thing to do to get you know into this whole thing through a book but greg's a sterile who is the other actor in the room cowrote this book with tom vessel this great journalist again called who asked your brother dave play out in the film and once i read that and i saw you know that there was this incredible story behind this coal bad movie i knew that i would be able to tell a a hollywood story unlike any other but that be because of the way they'd written it there was this universal story underneath about dreamers and outsiders that everybody can relate to that i've certainly related to myself you know.
"james franco" Discussed on KROQ 106.7FM
"Surprised to find myself and tell me if this is what other audience members have said you paul how much i'm rooting for the guy even no in some ways he's not a good guy yes and he obviously has no taliban you still really want to see him succeed for summaries aides the crazy thing the movie plays like a sports year rooting for the underdog we under undertook is tommy was though and instead of like winning the big game they make the room which are out alba's our way that it kinda works out but yeah you really do feel for him and i think part of it is that the movie at least shows the dark side of a mike you know it's it's like i have a good seen with him her basically we get into a fight tommy's fully naked because he's mistreating this woman these doing a sex scene with and you italy's understand why he's doing it used to but he gets a little bit of come up it's like i think than right you know and i think that's important like you see that they're not allowed to get away with you there are doubts are quite was there anything that he nix that he didn't want you to shoot note nami no not hummy will the only thing the tommy requested was to be in the movie opposite james franco and this is a very important thing maybe i'm giving it away now stay till the end of the credits because there's a marvel post credit senior but there that mantra of course but basically there tongue we can't do that because you can't do a character and james is playing you would you two people who are exactly as they need each other and so you explain until he was they would neither no i not do it i will wear a mustache and no agreement we you.
"james franco" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Because he so kind of clemente it's silly but but in the end he realizes that the whole thing of his is if assad and kim jong un is a is a bad man and and yeah is that is the assassination happens we see his head or whole body exploded i forget where both think meanwhile north korea's reaction to this came a drunk wounds after reaction to the release of the movie is do not release it or there will be trouble and they threatened there were threats against theaters there were threats to sony sony tony was hacked only know has we still don't know officially we don't officially with every are not let zamboni was hacked the exact me but i think i think we will basically told it was pretty much north korea and sony basically released it as um um and on demand video on demand things so that people wouldn't have to reno fuel oil they were risking their lives to see it in a theater this whole time throughout the whole period always thinking what is going through james franco and seth rubens minds so i can ask you know what was going through your mind during that period when all this really bad stuff was happening attached to the movie it's a comedy you know it's just a it's funny it's a cottage bizarre yeah it was so bizarre and um i think you know will go down in hollywood history i mean with it and so in being in the middle of that was as you can imagine confusing um set i were sort of in the dark for a while lake nobody was telling us me what decisions they were gonna make we were sort of learning things as the came out in headlines and then you know we so we.
"james franco" Discussed on Fresh Air
"To changeover from vincent of frankie at this time so that the cinematographer is now turning the lights around and they'll be spending enough time so that i can quickly change over to frankie and not waste any set time come back and then do the scene from the other side if you're just joining us my guest is james franco and he stars in the hbo series the deuce season one is over but you can watch it on demand and also he directed and stars in the new film the disaster artist we'll be back after a short break this is fresh air support for this podcast in the following message comes from the all new genesis ga sporting designed within aggressive copper accented cross hatched grill for an eyecatching signature look and powerful 33 leader turbocharged engines the genesis g 80s sport is an unforgettable combination of sophistication and exhilaration genesis designed from the ground up the only way we know our way so i want to ask you about your movie from a few years ago the interview because it seems very timely sadly right now in the interview you played us a celebrity journalist and you you host a program and as it turns out lane i was playing one a you slate hours that was that character days garlic in the interview is sort of like the tommy wiso like me tommy wiso is you'd a schuyler that's really funny so so it turns out kim jong owen is is a fan or so he's yes ansett so he invites your character dais carla to interview him and so daves garlic things like this is my ticket to like big time journalism i'm going to do a seth rogan is is his producer is a little skeptical of you know but they go in they do it and meanwhile the cia says and while you're there assassinate kim jong owen hear some rice and you could a slip it line when you shake his hand and assassinate him with that because it's nuts it's not poisonous yes and so what happens the santa's at your character has this kind of like romance with kim jong un they spend the day together and they play basketball and they they drink margarite is and the hang out with attractive women and those sing katy perry they singer perry's have a great time together so um your character doesn't want to assassinate kim jong un.
"james franco" Discussed on Fresh Air
"In if that didn't i never said that or whatever any any goes directed to director he goes them yet james i think you should look at lighting and beginning of i'm like oh man y'all tell my my cinematographer to watch the room for pointers but then we realise only later that he had been wearing his shades through the whole leg of course the ladies up but but here's my here's my here's my big point is i realized in that screen only realised later when they were cheering for him that they were cheering his story the you know they were they were cheering him on end the near the will it took to get his movie made because we made tommy sympathetic that was our aim in the movie in my movie the disaster artist and that it was the first time in tommy's entire life that he heard unadulterated on ironic applause for for his story and not just thinking about that them in moves me right now to say that laying he got it he finally got forty wanted i guess this james franco he directed and stars in the new movie the disaster artist we'll talk more after a break and linguist jeff number and will tell us his word of the year i'm teary gross and this is fresh air support for this podcast in the following message come from little passports your child can become is knowledgeable in worldly as a news reporter with a subscription to little passports explore a new country each month as packages arrived featuring faraway places in your first few months get a real amethyst from brazil and as soon as she eraser set from japan bind special offers for fresh air listenerslittlepassportscomfresh.
"james franco" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I think he's got a uh a disorder that's eat sort of on the spectrum that may be a lot of actors have that i have to a certain extent of lake thinking you know there's this weird thing that happens in hollywood and probably happenes everywhere where it's like if i make it into the movies i will be saved i will be happy and i think in tommy's case because i do think he was very lonely guy um that one of the things he was seeking with this movie and also making it with his best friend greg was friendship a community love and i think in a weird way he got that when he shows up these screenings he does have a community people are chanting his name um i i note the seelig but it's not genuine or whatever yeah he has to do a certain amount of um mental gymnastics to translate the the laughing in the applause that he gets dose screenings into like just pure applause error or you know um but it's still something what happened with my movie at the first screening the first public screening at south by southwest which was also the first time the tommy ever saw the movie because he didn't want to watch it in private for whatever reason is we we showed it there it turned out to be an incredible screening a standing ovation i kept looking down the row at tommy to see how is going to react he was wearing his shades in a wall watching the movie i couldn't tell what he thought of the movie we went up on stage do qna after me my brother and a south rogan we were hesitant to bring tommy up 'cause we didn't know what he was going to think he famously said of the book that are movies based on what the book only forty percent true and we're legwell he could very well not like our movie because we pays movie on the book and we you know we don't wanna have an awesome screening and then have tommy come up and say while ya the other movie not throwing you know what our uh and so we didn't bring him up and and then this guy came up from the audience and asked.
"james franco" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Realize that people were laughing at his film he then rewrote the whole ski nino his whole scrapped and claimed the script of his life not the script of yes yes yes meaning yeah in meaning he came out and said are intended to be comedy whereas in fact he had kept it in theaters on his own down for two weeks to qualify for the oscars so he had been aiming for this great dramatic movie he had said before people will see my movie and they will not be able to sleep for two week they'd be so the starved and um but then people laughed at it and so he then said yeah i intended to be comedy and now what he says about the room is in other rome is safe place you can laugh you can cry do whatever you like express herself just don't hurt yourself so i couldn't very well go to tommy now and say what we like when you're making the room because he will he wouldn't give me anything real you know he just be like kind tons it'll be comedy the so these tapes became even more valuable and they were they were sort of the truth um and it was a like a time capsule of the man from the time that he was making the room even though the the room resulted in we know we lose such a kind of wacky bad you know conventionally bad thing we're showing that the passion behind it is no different than the passion of you know of francis ford coppola or of james dean or or me james franco like everybody has the same level of passion it's just that against tommy had zero selfawareness you know when he was making it a case i want to play another short seen from the room so this isn't this isn't james franco's movie about the making of the rim this is from the room itself and so we're going to here tummy wiso as johnny finding out that his girlfriend doesn't want to be with him anymore should have any secrets from me.
"james franco" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Um drug dealers that have n need that never show up again mothersinlaw who say they have breast cancer and then never mention it again um all you know just bizarreness and almost as if some people have described this movie as the best worst movie ever made or the citizen kane of bad movies so to make your movie about the making of the room you had to basically steady everything that makes the room weird and unintentionally funny the rightaway acting the edits the use of music because you had to reproduce some of it in addition to telling the behind the scenes story so yes but here's the thing yes yes but if all we had was the room and we were just sort of like let's make a movie on that it would we would at best probably be able to make a spoof in fact what we had was this book the disaster artists that was written by greg's hysterical who was the other actor in the room and and tommy weiser's best friend and also written by this great journalist um tom vissel now yep who um as incredible in incredible writer and so i think one of the you know the smartest things craigslist sister every did was to get tom to correct this book with him because it's incredible book and that's actually how i came to this whole project i read the book of right when it came out move out four years ago i sat on the new york times book review um it's a hollywood story but it's unusual and unlike any other and i love hollywood stories and so is like before i was halfway down i was like.
"james franco" Discussed on Fresh Air
"So that was a scene from the room and a scene from the new film the disaster artist james franco welcome back to fresh air thank you so much to her so i know my third time it is the element of but who's counting oh so glad you remember so i think a lot of our listeners know the room but a lot of our listeners don't so i'm going to ask you to describe the room for people who haven't seen at like what's your short versions her the description right okay well first of is a my movie the disaster artist is about the making of the room which is an actual movie it is not the brie larson oscarwinning movie room it's something out as the head how come was written and directed by and stars is manning tommy wiso uh who also financed it at the tune of six million dollars now does not look like it was made for six million dollars looks like has made for about sixty dollars um it came out in two thousand three tommy intended it to be a great drama he wrote on the original poster that it was a tennessee williams level drama it's a very simple story if i told you the plot it's basically tommy cast himself as this guy johnny maybe i should say first the the kind of magic behind the room you know all is due to tommy went so there are three mysteries to tommy where he's from causley saw his son like this in our which which suggests like eastern europe by way of france and trying i don't know maybe dial it.
"james franco" Discussed on Fresh Air
"My guess james franco has written and directed a new movie called the disaster artist that's about the making of the two thousand three film the room the room as a movie that's been called the citizen kane of bad movies the disaster artis is based in part on a book of the same name about the making of the room the co author tom vissel describes the room as a movie made by an alien who has never seen a movie but his head movies thoroughly explain to him the room has developed a cult following through midnight screenings around the country people laugh at how ineptly made it is and how strange the leading man's performances that actor tommy wiso also wrote directed produced and financed the room james franco plays wiso and befriended him during the making of the disaster artist but wiso remains a mystery man with an unplayable accent which he says was from new orleans that is clearly not earlier this year james franco's start in season one of the hbo series the deuce playing two roles identical twins we'll talk about that later let's start with the scene from the two thousand three film the room tommy wise plays johnny whose girlfriend lisa has been cheating on him with his best friend in the scene johnny is upset and deeply wounded because lisa has accused him of hitting her he's walking through the door to the roof of his building where he meets his friend mark did not hurt her it's not true it's both did not hear of her up.
"james franco" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Support for this npr podcast in the following message come from paramount pictures and the new film downsizing from alexander payne the director of sideways and the descendants starring matt damon kristoff vaults hong xiao and than wig in theaters december 22nd from whyy in philadelphia i'm teary grows with fresh air today james franco tells us why he decided to direct and star in a film about the making of what some of called the best worst movie ever made the 2003 filmed the room the room was written directed produced and financed by tommy wiso who is also the film's leading man and has a strange unpoliceable accent here's one of wei's owes famous lines liza that clip that you just played he's quoting james dean's film rebel without a cause and he's a quoting the most famous line from the film your tearing the apart but it's unspin your your charing me apart lisa we'll talk with franco about playing wiso in the new film which is called the disaster artist do you understand why do you later linguist jeff number tells us his word of the year this is teary gross in the spirit of giving the season i want you to know that npr podcast like fresh air are dependent on the health of the whole public radio system so i'm hoping that you will support your local station which means you'll be supporting its reporting on your community we've made it easy you can just go to donate that nprorgfresh air then you can share why you donated using the hashtag why public radio thank you.
"james franco" Discussed on /Film Daily
"And franco sort of um the james franco's sort of a i guess a reasoned that the reason that he did it was he had he was wearing two and a half hours worth of prosthetic makeup and he thought it would be stranger if he came up to everybody in a normal james franco voice um so he just decided you no one wants that makeup goes on unjust tommy ways over the day basically and the movie is really great and i highly recommend everyone see it he echange frankly i legitimately think he should be in in the awards conversation forward the work that he doesn't as movie he really disappears into that character where his work as an actor or director as an actor the movie itself is directed fine but i think his work as an actor is is really like a standout thing in the film so met yet you guys should definitely check us out and now now you'll be able to watch the movie with the knowledge that the tommy wiso that you're seeing on screen was actually james franco directing everyone in that same voice on the same weird physicality makeup and everything so it's a fun piece of trivia that is nuts i can't wait to see it um i miss that screening last week hopefully i can see it i think it is screening next week sometime ben where can we find more your work on line you can find the app slash dot com and i'm on twitter been pairs press where team people find you i'm also add slash showman i'm on twitter sea evangelista 430 you can find me at slash from the com on twitter slash film you can find the podcast published every weekday on tuned google play overcast and on the site where you can comment on each episode.