If James Franco wasn’t already the most busiest guy in Hollywood, he’s now added another film to his resume. For a change of pace, this isn’t a film he’ll be directing and starring in. Instead Franco will star in Wim Wenders’ 3D film Everything Will Be Fine.
In the film, Franco will play a writer who accidentally kills a child. The story is set to follow the character along a span of 12-years as he analyzes how the accident has changed his life, as well as the life of the victim’s mother.
For what it’s worth, this is the first European director Franco is working with. On the production end, Gian-Piero Ringel will produce the 3D film through his production banner owned with Wenders, New Road Movies. No word on whether Franco’s own production company Rabbit Bandini will sign on to producer with the two.
The screenplay for Everything Will Be Fine is by writer Bjorn-Olaf Johannssen. Currently Wenders project is described as “a family drama, unraveling over the course of twelve years.” Sounds like something pretty different for Franco, who at this point has taken on a gamut of different roles. The film is set to start production in Montreal in August.
Currently Franco has just wrapped on True Story, opposite Jonah Hill, where he plays real life criminal Christian Longo. In a few weeks the actor will be landing in London to film a drama called Good People, opposite Kate Hudson, that sees the couple on the run.
On the director’s end, Franco is currently in pre-production on The Garden of Last Days‘, which will see him direct, and star opposite Game Of Thrones’ actress Emilia Clarke. In addition, his adaption, As I Lay Dying makes its Cannes Film Festival debut in a week, and he’s currently filming Bukowski, based on Charles Bukowski’s life.
James Franco is repped by Kami Putnam-Heist at CAA and Miles D. Levy at James/Levy Management.