James Franco to direct and star in film in Winston-Salem

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments


FRANCO PROJECT CANCELLED – James Franco was to direct and star in “The Garden Of Last Days” in Winston-Salem.  Emilia Clarke as also to star. The film, from an adapted screenplay written by Hanna Weg, was in pre-production and is scheduled to begin filming when James Franco walked away from the project.

$500,000 had been spent in pre-production when Franco had a change of heart. Problem? Well, apparently Franco had himself, picked crew that were not approved by the film’s backers Millenium Films and as such the film could not get bonded. No insurance, no film.

Yep production was scheduled to begin in just two weeks and Franco has pretty much snuffed the whole deal.

Deadline.com, describes the story as “a contemporary thriller set in the seamy underside of American life about three interwoven and ultimately explosive stories: A stripper out of options who brings her 3-year-old daughter to work; an angry, lonely man who gets thrown out of the club; and a foreigner with an endless supply of cash on the brink of committing a terrifying act.”

James Franco – Director, Hanna Weg – Writer (screenplay) / Producer, Andre Dubus III – Writer (based on the novel by), Gerard Butler – Producer, Vince Jolivette – Producer, Miles Levy – Producer, Danielle Robinson – Producer, Alan Siegel – Producer

Open Casting Call CANCELLED: http://castingcarolina.com/casting-notices/

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Jason Saucier was born in Burbank, California and raised in and around New Orleans which is his family's native home. He began working in the film industry in the mid 1980's and has been residing in North Carolina since the turn of the century.

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