James Franco has been forged in a lead function in director Bille August’s post-World Conflict II coming-of-age drama Me, You.
Primarily based on the novel Tu, Mia by Erri De Luca, Me, You is ready within the Fifties and follows 16-year-old Marco, who spends his days “crusing within the tranquil waters of the bay of Naples with hardened fisherman Nicola, who beguiles Marco along with his wounded tales of the ocean and the battle following his army service as a US GI”.
An official logline reads: “Deeply tender and bittersweet, Me, You explores the uncooked magnificence and tragedy of affection, the age of innocence and the bitter realities of battle.”
In keeping with The Hollywood Reporter, Franco will play Nicola within the upcoming drama, alongside Tom Hollander (The Evening Supervisor) as Marco’s father Edward and Daisy Jacob (Self-importance Truthful) as Marco’s love curiosity Caia.
Talking concerning the undertaking, Franco mentioned: “I’m excited to board this phenomenal undertaking and to be working with the legendary Bille August. I’m an enormous fan of his work, and Me, You is a really good script.”
Franco stepped away from performing following a sequence of sexual misconduct allegations in 2018 made by multiple women. In 2019, college students at Franco’s now-defunct performing college Studio 4 sued the actor and his companions, accusing them of pushing performing college students to carry out express scenes on digital camera. Franco and his partners agreed to pay $2,235,000 (£1,673,568) to settle the lawsuit in 2021.
The actor discussed the allegations last year during an interview on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Podcast, admitting he had slept with college students whereas instructing on the college.
“Over the course of my instructing, I did sleep with college students, and that was unsuitable,” Franco mentioned. “However like I mentioned, it’s not why I began the college and I wasn’t the person who chosen the folks to be within the class. So it wasn’t a ‘grasp plan’ on my half. However sure, there have been sure situations the place, you realize what, I used to be in a consensual factor with a pupil and I shouldn’t have been.”
Earlier this yr, Franco was forged in motion thriller Mace from The Singing Detective director Jon Amiel.