Comedy-bro’s, James Franco and Seth Rogen, really like working with eachother.
After producing such comedies as Pineapple Express, The Interview, and This is the End, the comedy-duo have teamed up again for a new film, Zeroville. While Franco sports a bit of a “Mr. Clean” look for the new film, this is a movie that will sure to be full of laughs, and maybe a few cringe-inducing comedy bits.
Franco directs and stars as Vikar, whose journey into the glitz and strangeness of Hollywood leads to encounters with characters played by Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Dave Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jacki Weaver, and Will Ferrell. Take a look at the trailer above, and find the official synopsis below:
“A proto-punk Forrest Gump comes to Hollywood….
Join VIKAR (James Franco), a wide-eyed innocent in love with the movies, on one wicked trip to the heart of a pulsating, kaleidoscopic Hollywood. Naïve newcomer to the City of Angels, carrying nothing but his “outsider” past and a huge tattoo of Montgomery Clift & Elizabeth Taylor inked on his shaved skull; driven by the allure of cinema to the glittering temptations of Zeroville; a town where anything goes.
Encounter the parasites, the punks, the wannabes, the power-brokers and the crazies: meet VIKING MAN (Seth Rogen) – gatekeeper to all the right parties, a cigar-chomping surf hippie; Vikar’s eccentric Hollywood guide.
You’ll encounter: foul-mouthed industry veteran DOTTY (Jacki Weaver); the sinister FINANCIER (Danny McBride); sexy femme fatale SOLEDAD (Megan Fox) – a haunted “dame”, the electric charge to trigger Vikar’s breath-taking dive into the captivating world where movies are made.
Profoundly magical, funny, unsettling, and gorgeous – a love letter to Los Angeles and provocative satire of America’s fascination with itself, its cult of celebrity; a vision of the death of Old Hollywood.
ZEROVILLE: Where Nobody Knows Anything”
Can’t wait to see how it turns out!