There is no combination of the phrases “James Franco,” “time travel,” “save JFK,” or “Hulu” that fails to amuse, and yet, J.J. Abrams and Stephen King have gone ahead and given it their darnest. Anyway, watch James Franco go back in the closet to 1963 for the first full trailer of Hulu’s time-travelin’, JFK-savin’, Franco-fronted 11.22.63! Some Chris Cooper required.
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Not that the collaboration of Stephen King, James Franco and J.J. Abrams in a JFK-saving time-travel drama wasn’t enough for Hulu’s upcoming event series 11.22.63, the latest trailer definitely puts it over the mark. Join Franco, as he goes from orchestrating assassinations to stopping them, and apparently battling a swarm of cockroaches along the way.
The mere combinations of “Stephen King,” “James Franco,” “time travel” and “J.J. Abrams” weren’t enough to put you on board with Hulu’s upcoming event series 11.22.63, the first trailer might do the trick. Come, join out beloved Pineapple Express star, as we travel through time to stop the assassination of J.F.K., as only James Franco can do.
The first trailer for the James Franco-starring, James Franco-directed adaptation of Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, a stream-of-consciousness Southern doorstopper chronicling the calamitous life of the Compson family. At the risk of editorializing, it does not look good.
It’s been some time since we last checked in on Hulu’s James Franco-starring adaptation of Stephen King time-travel drama 11.22.63, but time is of the essence in its official premiere. The J.J. Abrams-produced series has a Presidents Day 2016 appointment to stop the assassination of JFK, and we have the first photos.
While HBO has given director David Fincher an incredibly difficult time with his two prospective pilots (both of which are now likely dead), the network is moving ahead with two pilots from our other favorite David — The Wire creator David Simon is working on two new dramas, one a political series (of course), and the other inspired by the ‘70s porn scene in New York. Guess which one James Franco has joined? Actually, that’s not a question. You know which one.
The first, long-awaited trailer for Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert opens sort of like a more gentle Mad Max: Fury Road, with Nicole Kidman explaining that her world is “life and fire.” It’s the true story of Gertrude Bell, a woman so suffocated by civil life that she strikes out into the desert of Tehran in the 1920s, where she becomes integral in shaping the politics of the Middle East.
In more self-indulgent moments, I Google myself and find there are many Matt Singers in the world. There’s a folk singer, a fashion designer, a liberal blogger, and a former Canadian professional football player for the Manitoba Bisons. Though I’ve never met any of these men, their mere existence infuriates me. Who the hell are these jerks trying to steal my name? How can they be Matt Singer? I’m Matt Singer.
Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine’s next project may have just lost Jamie Foxx, but it also just attracted a bunch of great names. Idris Elba will take Foxx’s role as a gangster rapper in The Trap, which also just added Korine’s Manglehorn co-star Al Pacino, Spring Breakers star James Franco, and Robert Pattinson. Oh, and it also stars Benicio del Toro. What a cast.
James Franco has become one of our most prolific actors/directors/writers/artists/deli meat purveyors (probably)—he is, in the parlance of the Full House theme song, everywhere you look. Not only is he starring in Hulu’s upcoming Stephen King miniseries 11/22/63, but he’ll also appear in the new comedy Why Him? from co-writer Nicholas Stoller and the director of I Love You, Man.