Remember Francophrenia? Well, its back and in full force. but as the long awaited feature film concept that brought motion picture star and Oscar nominee, James Franco to General Hospital in the first place!
According to EW.com, James Franco’s behind-the-scenes General Hospital feature, Francophrenia, will have its North American premiere in the Viewpoints section – the program established last year that highlights more personal stories at the 11th edition of The Tribeca Film Festival in New York April 18-29th. “He’s kind of constructed this really interesting and well-crafted film about that experience that plays with the boundaries of documentary. It’s a bit tongue in cheek, as James himself can be. He’s a bit enigmatic and the film is as well.” says Genna Terranova, Tribeca’s director of programming.
In the official entry for the film here is how it is described: Francophrenia (or: Don’t Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is), directed by Ian Olds and James Franco, written by Ian Olds and Paul Felten. (USA) – North American Premiere, Narrative. James Franco stunned the film world when he committed to a regular gig on General Hospital, but the Oscar-nominated actor had a clever trick up his sleeve. While shooting a key GH episode, Franco brought along a film crew. TFF award winner Ian Olds (Fixer, 2009) then r purposed Franco’s behind-the-scenes footage into an experimental psychological thriller set amid the spectacle of a celebrity’s escalating paranoia, creating a mind-bending exploration of identity.
So what do you think soapers? Would be interested to see this how the Franco/ soap opera connection plays out in James’s newest flick? Let us know!