Alchemy Buys James Franco Pic ‘Zeroville’ – Toronto

While we’re still waiting for the big deals to pop, there are some small ones trickling in. Alchemy acquired North American distribution rights to Zeroville, the film James Franco wrote, directed, and stars in with Megan Fox, Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jacki Weaver, Joey King and Dave Franco. James Franco and Vince Jolivette are producing via their Rabbit Bandini Productions banner, along with Caroline Aragon and Michael Mendelsohn. Pic will release next year. It’s based on the Steve Erickson novel about a young man obsessed with cinema who arrives in Hollywood in 1969 and climbs the ranks of Hollywood’s 70s movies elite finding true love to be a dangerous romance in Hollywood.

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