Operation Replace James Franco With His Brother Dave worked for a while, but has been ultimately unsuccessful. According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Franco is poised to make his big-screen comeback after his star-unmaking turn in Four Years a Canceled. James is set to star in a “post-World War II coming-of-age drama” called Me, You by Danish director Bille August alongside Brits Tom HollandER (not to be confused with Mr. Zendaya) and Daisy Jacob. The film is set on the Italian island of Ischia off the coast of Naples and is set to begin filming, on location, in September. This is great timing for James as Kevin Spacey was unable to commit due his busy legal calendar.
Elon Musk And James Franco Have Both Been Listed To Testify At Johnny Depp And Amber Heard’s Defamation Trial
Well, this probably wasn’t the large-scale public appearance James Franco was hoping for when his agent assured him enough time had passed for James to safely launch a comeback. It’s probably not what James Franco could have predicted his friendship with Amber Heard would lead to all those years ago, but here we are. And he isn’t alone. James and Elon Musk can both bond over the awkward situation they find themselves currently involved in. Because hearings are set to begin in Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation lawsuit trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, and the starting lineup for testimony-tellers is shaping up to be a real who’s-who of potential courtroom messiness.
That’s right – James Franco is back, baybee! James Franco has been lying all the way low since he was accused of sexual misconduct by several women, some of whom alleged he was running his acting classes like a casting couch. He got called out by civilians and famous types alike, and it seemed like the name James Franco was about to become but a memory. Except, James Franco recently settled the sexual misconduct lawsuit that was filed against him by two of his former acting school students, which means James Franco’s return to work redemption tour begins! He recently made a stop at SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Podcast, to assure everyone that he’s been doing the work to become a better, less misconduct-y man.
James Franco Has Reached A $2.2 Million Settlement Agreement In His Sexual Misconduct Class Action Suit
What a great week for alleged sexual predators! What am I saying, it’s almost always a great week for them, but Bill Cosby having his conviction overturned feels like an especially big win. Another alleged predator, James Franco, also saw a positive outcome this week regarding the class-action lawsuit brought against him by former students of his Studio 4 acting school. NBC News reports that James has agreed to a settlement payment of $2.2 million. What a relief that must be for him! I bet there is no feeling in the world as good as the feeling you get when you cash out an old IRA you’d forgotten all about and poof! — all your legal troubles go away. James is probably gonna sleep like a fucking baby tonight.
Earlier this week Seth Rogen responded to Charlyne Yi calling him out for enabling James Franco and his creepy predator ways. In an interview, Seth said he has no plans to work with James again, and he’d never cover up abuse or harassment. Charlyne responded by posting screenshots to her Instagram Stories that showed James was listed as a producer in the upcoming Hulu series Pam and Tommy (Seth is starring and producing). James’ credit was soon scrubbed from IMDb. That’s right — Big Internet Movie Database is in on it too!
The next day Charlyne posted a helpful “Checklist for SR”, that details exactly what Seth needs to apologize to survivors for. Reminder: Way back in 2018, when James was initially accused of sexual misconduct by several of his acting students, Seth told Vulture that he’d continue to work with his beloved buddy. Charlyne says that decision further damaged James’ accusers’ careers, mental health, and physical safety.
Last month, Charlyne Yi called James Franco a sexual predator who preys on children and added that Seth Rogen has been enabling him. Charlyne appeared in their 2017 film The Disaster Artist and says she tried to break her contract and quit cuz James is an alleged creep. She claims producers responded by minimizing the accusations against James and trying to bribe her with a bigger role.
Now Seth has finally addressed the accusations. In an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine to promote his new memoir, Yearbook, Seth says his friendship with James was affected by the accusations. Seth says he would never cover up abuse and harassment, and he currently has no plans to work with James in the future.