New Doc to Explore a Year in the Life of the Very Busy James Franco

May 14, 2014
Source: The Wrap

James Franco

Have you had enough of James Franco yet? Well, no matter what your answer, you're going to get more. Franco has become a renaissance man of art in all forms from painting to filmmaking and even some poetry in between. You might be wondering how a man who has been involved and linked to nearly three dozen projects on film and television alone has time for everything. And soon we'll find out. The Wrap has learned that first-time filmmaker Lisa Vangellow is directing and producing Franco: A Documentary, which will dive into a year in the professional and personal life of the Oscar-nominated star of all sorts of films.

The documentary is already near completion, and will likely feature plenty of Franco's famous friends, collaborators and more. Friend and frequent co-star Seth Rogen has been confirmed to be in the film along with Klaus Biesenbach, curator of New York's Museum of Modern Art. There's likely plenty more who get in on the fun. We'll probably get a look at Franco behind the scenes on some of his various films as an actor, director and producer, and likely see more of his artistic side as well. We're also wondering if that Instagram scandal where he was flirting with a 17 year old girl will make the cut. It be a unique scenario and inside look at the side effects and downside to fame. Anyway, the documentary began filming in June of 2013 and is now in the earlier editing stages. Stay tuned to learn more.

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Why should we care about Mr. Franco's life? He is rich, handsome, and talented. I think there are much more interesting subjects out there to document.

DAVIDPD on May 14, 2014


who gives a shit

Quynh Truong on May 14, 2014


lol @ all the jellly haters. If you don't care, don't watch. Stop crying about it jealous boysss! Just makes you look sad LOL! "Let me click on this obvious article title and tell everyone I don't care! That'll show james franco! Yeah!! Hehehehe!! Take that.. u handsome rich son of a bitch u... ill show u....." honestly what's going up in there in those little heads of yours, the people that comment only to hate ?? what little substance does your life have that this is considered something to be outraged about?! LOL

dvt on May 14, 2014


I was simply bringing up the obvious points. No jealousy. I just think there are better more worthy causes out there that could have made for a more compelling documentary. For example, Poverty in the USA, Cancer Research, Desertification, Exposing the Shark Fin Industry, Shenzhen-China's Labor Practices, Ocean Exploration, Space Exploration, History of the Internet, take your pick. The only one who expressed any hate on this thread (so far) was you.

DAVIDPD on May 14, 2014


well said

Quynh Truong on May 14, 2014


Honestly, this site has films about nymphos, murders, pot heads, etc. But a documentary is made of James Franco, by a first time filmmaker nonetheless, and we all need to get on a soapbox and complain?

uninterrupted commentary on May 15, 2014


Will they talk about the 17 year old girl that James Franco flirted with?

MLTC on May 14, 2014



Brian Sleider on May 14, 2014


Hope the ending will be his soon to happen meltdown.

Bassil on May 14, 2014


I've heard from numerous people that he's a bit of a douchebag and an asshole. Don't really know how accurate that is.

ali3000 on May 15, 2014


Seriously @Firstshowing! You post about the James Franco documentary - about a man who may have a lot going for him, but is completely inconsequential to the world, and you fail to report on serious, eye opening documentaries like "6 - The Movie"....good for Franco. He's busy! But does his life really warrant a "documentary"?

TheOct8pus on May 15, 2014

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