One of the exciting byproducts of visiting a film festival like Sundance is getting a sneak peek at the next big thing, whether it be a filmmaker or an actor. Certainly this year was no exception, with relative unknowns like Chanté Adams (Roxanne Roxanne) and Danielle Macdonald (Patti Cake$).
Then there’s the young talent that’s already established but still on the rise. That’s what this week’s “Happy Sad Confused” delivers: four conversations with some of the best and brightest actors working today, each making a splash at Sundance this year.
Tavi Gevinson is only 20 but already boasts an eclectic list of accomplishments, from writer and fashion maven to magazine editor and Broadway actress. It’s her acting career that is the focus of this conversation, from her stage work in The Crucible to her Sundance debut, Person to Person.
Returning to the podcast is the charming and self-deprecating Dave Franco, whose Sundance flick The Little Hours teams him up with Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, and real-life fiancée Alison Brie. Franco talks about his absurdly awkward sex scenes and being objectified, and still finds time to rib Josh for never having seen The Room.
Hello Dave fans! I start this post by apologizing for the downtime, we were going through some issues but now we’re back for good (hopefully)! If you follow our twitter @DaveFrancoFan you know that we didn’t let you down and still kept you updated with Dave’s trip to Sundance Film Festival, where he promoted the movie The Little Hours.
Dave’s first appearance at the festival was at the movie’s premiere, on January 19. He began promoting it with the cast the following day, and we were rewarded with not only event photos of Dave but also photoshoots! His trip to Sundance Film Festival ended on January 21, after he attended Creators League Studio. The feedback on the movie? So good so far, and we couldn’t be more happy for Dave. Deadline reported on January 26 that the movie had been acquired by Gunpowder & Sky, and now all we have to do is wait for a release date.
I’ve added photos from the film festival to our gallery, and you can also watch interviews bellow!
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY — Writer-director and Sundance favorite Jeff Baena (Life After Beth, Joshy) returns to Park City this year with the comedy The Little Hours, whose high caliber cast includes Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke, Nick Offerman, and Adam Pally.
Brie, Plaza, and Micucci star as medieval nuns who lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord (Offerman). Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.
You can see exclusive images from The Little Hours, which premieres at Sundance on Jan. 19.
Hello Dave fans! We bring you some old on set photos of Dave in the movie The Masterpiece. The movie, directed by James Franco, is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room (2003) according to IMDB‘s released synopsis. Dave, who is blond in the movie, will be playing Greg Sestero. There is yet no release date for the movie, all we know is that it is set for 2017. Enjoy the photos!
Hello Dave fans! I’m Neide and i am the new owner of Dave Franco Fan. It is a big honor to be running this site, as i am big fan of Dave and also, of all the work Jenny has done the past few years while running the site. You might have noticed that the site went under maintenance for a while and i apologize for that, but i was working on a new look for the site plus working on our gallery. Photos from Dave’s most recent projects, plus events he has attended the past few years, photoshooots and more have been added to our gallery. I’d like to thank DeA for giving me the opportunity to run this site, and to Mouza for helping out with some of the photos. Thank you for visiting!
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DEADLINE — Netflix has set Broad City star Abbi Jacobson, Dave Franco, Jane Kaczmarek and Tim Matheson to star in 6 Balloons, a drama on the topical subject of the upper-middle-class heroin epidemic. Marja-Lewis Ryan wrote the script and will direct. The drama unfolds on July 4, as Katie (Jacobson) discovers her brother Seth (Franco) has relapsed on heroin while his 2-year old daughter is in his care. Campfire’s Samantha Housman and Ross Dinerstein are producing with Free Association’s Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan.
Ryan is writing the Splash re-imagining that Tatum will star in with Jillian Bell. Tatum and his Free Association cohorts are producing along with Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
This becomes another strong project on the Netflix feature slate — yesterday the streaming service moved to acquire the Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer Helicopter Heist — and it is an opportunity to launch Jacobson, the breakout star and co-creator of the Comedy Central series Broad City who is also exec producer of FX’s female-centric sitcom Meaty, based on the Samantha Irby memoir and blog B**ches Gotta Eat. Her Broad City was nominated for Best Comedy Series by the WGA. Franco was most recently seen in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Now You See Me 2 and Nerve, and both he and Jacobson are lending their voices to The Lego Ninjago Movie at Warner Bros.
Alison Brie may be playing a serial cheater in the new comedy Sleeping with Other People, but off-screen she is happily engaged to actor Dave Franco. “I have an incredible fiancé,” Brie tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “He’s so wonderful. He’s just the sweetest man I know. And he’s so funny and incredible in every way.”