Zeroville is Franco’s latest feature that he stars in and directs, adapted from author Steve Erickson’s 2007 novel.
The film stars James Franco as Vikar, a lost but creative soul, who love films and ends up in Hollywood during a transitional time in the industry!
The full cast includes Megan Fox, James Franco, Joey King, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Jacki Weaver, Craig Robinson, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Cynthia Murell, and Horatio Sanz as Francis Ford Coppola.
Vikar (Franco) is a lost soul journeying through Hollywood 1969, a land of myths, beauty and monsters. The studio system is in decay, and a new generation of brash filmmakers are on the rise. With his shaved head marked by a tattoo from his favorite film, 1951’s A Place in the Sun, Vikar is a bizarre presence even amid the dreamers and players. He at first finds work in town building sets, then as an apprentice editor obsessed with wielding the power of moving images.
As his involvement in the creative process deepens, so does his fascination with a tragic screen goddess named Soledad. Together they discover just how hard it is to live in the blurred boundary between reality and illusion.
Zeroville is directed by James Franco, the screenplay is by Paul Felten and Ian Olds, based on Steve Erickson’s 2007 novel of the same name. The film releases on 20th September.