Oh James Franco, how you never cease to amaze us sometimes. If you’re not getting ready to star in a movie written by Sylvester Stallone and co-starring Jason Statham, giving the world some esoteric pseudo documentary called Francophrenia, or playing a drug dealer in a movie that features Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, then why direct a project that may or may not be about Lindsay Lohan? Oh and you or someone like you may be in this project and it may not be a movie, it may be an art project/short film.
Confused yet? Don’t worry; this is just the world James Franco lives in.
According to Britain’s The Guardian, a casting call went out looking for “James Franco types” and “Lindsay Lohan types” of varying specific ages. Franco will be directing whatever this little project turns out to be, but it begs the question…Lindsay Lohan? I know that it’s easy to sit from a distance and call out someone’s perceived poor choices in life and wonder how they got to that point, but if you want to examine the lives of a Hollywood celebrity and their poor choices, there are far more interesting people in the world than Lindsay Lohan.
But this is all speculation; no one really knows what the project will end up being about. It could literally be two people on camera for 5 minutes, smoking cigarettes and repeating the lines “You don’t know what its like to be us is”. And because I really don’t want to write about some movie that Winona Ryder just signed on to star in, I decided to go with this. I bet you really love me right about now huh?
But I’ve said this before; at least Franco tries to break the mold. I would be more interested if a casting call went out for “anybody but Lindsay Lohan” types but you can’t win them all. If I hear anything else on this project that makes it more intriguing, I’ll tell you about it. If not, then consider this a one and done. And if tomorrow, we hear that James Franco has signed on to tour the world with the Wiggles, don’t worry, that’s just James Franco.