Thursday, January 17, 2013

He Wasn't Interesting Enough For His Own Movie

Sundance: James Franco Sets Pic On 60s Hollywood Hair Master Jay Sebring

By MIKE FLEMING JR | Thursday January 17, 2013 @ 3:12pm PST
Mike FlemingEXCLUSIVE: James Franco, bound for Sundance to promote several projects, has just set another. He will star in and direct Beautiful People, a bio-pic of charismatic playboy and visionary Jay Sebring, the jet-setting hairstylist to the stars in the 1960s. The screenplay, written by Lauren Wild, was brought to Franco by David Bortolucci of Jane and Sheppard Productions, who will be producing with Julie Yorn of LBI Entertainment. Franco will also produce, along with his RabbitBandini Productions partners Miles Levy and Vince Jolivette.
The film charts the rise of Sebring as a self-created men’s grooming pioneer, as he climbed the social ladder in Hollywood during the 60s. There is also a focus on his romantic relationship with the beautiful young actress Sharon Tate.
Franco hits Park City for Interior. Leather Bar, which he co-directed, the fetish docu Kink he produced, and Lovelace (in which he costars). The actor, who’ll next be seen in Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great And Powerful and Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, continues to be impossible to typecast. But he’s a spitting image of the tress-master Sebring. Franco recently directed film adaptations of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Cormac McCarthy’s Child Of God. He is repped by CAA, James Levy Management and attorney Warren Dern. Paradigm reps Wild


Anonymous said...

What happened to Franco's version of Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian"? That book will never be made into a movie...the Glanton Gang makes the Manson Family look like the Brady Bunch.

Panamint Patty said...

Patty f**king loathes Franco

Leigh said...

I don't much care for him either, although physically Franco does seem a bit like he could pass for Sebring's less attractive brother so he might not be miscast here. I'll watch it.

starship said...

IDK, Col, they've already made SHAMPOO

Wow. If it does well perhaps it will jump start some other long awaited projects.

Marliese said...

Gene Shacove, Starship

bobby said...

Yea, Gene Shacove, Hangin with with the Heff.