CAA Signs Film Actor Dave Franco

written by Jenny XXXI.X

EXCLUSIVE: Dave Franco has signed with CAA, reuniting with Kami Putnam Heist, who originally represented him at Gersh before she moved over. She also reps his older brother, James Franco. Dave Franco has built a nice run lately. After playing the villain in 21 Jump Street, he has shot Warm Bodies, the zombie tale that stars Nicholas Hoult and John Malkovich and which Summit releases February 1. He followed with Now You See Me, starring with Woody Harrelson and Morgan Freeman, which Summit releases June 7. Franco, who got his start writing and starring in shorts for before landing a regular role on the series Scrubs, continues to be managed by Miles Levy at James Levy Management.


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Alison Brie and Dave Franco dine at RPM Italian

written by Jenny III.VIII

The Lollapalooza sightings have begun.

“Community” actress Alison Brie and rumored boyfriend and “21 Jump Street” actor Dave Franco had dinner Thursday at RPM Italian. Franco, brother of James Franco, took in the Lollapalooza festitivities with “Fright Night” co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse in 2011.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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Facebook Update From Dave – May 3

written by Jenny XII.V

Dave updated his official Facebook on May 3rd with a message:

Hey everyone, this is Dave. First off, thank you SO much for all the support. You have no idea how much it means to me.

I just finished a movie in Paris called “Now You See Me.” For once, I am not playing the villain–thank you all for staying with me through my ‘asshole phase’ in film.

Dave Covers GQ April 2012 “Style Bible” Issue

written by Jenny XVI.III

Mark March 20th on your calenders so you can pick up a copy of Davy’s edition of GQ’s first ever style mag along with Drake and John Slattery. This is Dave’s first time on the cover, but second time being a feature in this mag. Click HERE for a flashback to Dave’s first photoshoot with GQ!

I’ve added a cover photo along with 3 editorial shoots. Be sure to check out the interview below! Enjoy!

Dave Franco has James Franco’s exact same wide, toothy grin, but two people couldn’t wear it more differently. James’s smile— and this extends to his whole persona—suggests he’s on another plane looking down on us, himself, the flashing cameras, and mocking the whole thing: “I can’t believe you guys made me famous.” Dave’s grin has no trace of meta-intention. His smile just means he’s smiling.

It’s got to be irritating to constantly be a foil to a celebrity sibling. But in person, the resemblance is even more striking: You’re seeing James Franco, except it’s a James Franco from a different dimension who pages through Abercrombie catalogs instead of Leaves of Grass. Accordingly, while the eldest Franco brother used to play an unpopular freak, the youngest Franco plays the kind of guys who beat up unpopular freaks. He was the trust-fund jerk-off on Scrubs and the burnout bully in Fright Night; this month, in the undercover-cop comedy 21 Jump Street, he’s the drug-dealing hipster atop the high-school-cafeteria castes.

Dave’s knack for douchebaggery troubles him deeply. “Oh man, I’ve stopped trying to analyze it, because it makes me upset,” the 26-year-old says. He bends over, placing his face into his palms, then pops up and presses his hands together in prayer. “Once I was complaining about it to someone, and they said, ‘It’s because you have an asshole face.’ I was like, ‘Um, thank you. Thank you very much.’ ”

It’s afternoon in one of the last dive bars in Times Square, and we’re alone, save for the brusque Eastern European waitress. She comes by and shakes Dave’s empty bottle aggressively, and he squirms to pull his wallet out of his back pocket. Your $4 beer is definitely on GQ, I tell him. He slaps the table, like he’s the sweetest kid at Sigma Phi: “No, c’mon! Really?” Yep. “Are you sure?”

It’s easy to envision him as a fresh-faced high school creative-writing teacher, which was his original plan. But when he was a sophomore at USC, his brother’s manager pushed him into a theater class, to see if acting “runs in the family.” (It’s not a given: The middle Franco, Tom, is a sculptor.) There were “all these people screaming and crying and hitting each other,” Franco recalls of the class’s first exercise. “I remember thinking ‘Fuuuuck this,’ but I stuck it out, and in a cheesy way I think it was good for me. It opened me up a bit.”

More than a bit. Between movies, he co-writes and stars in Funny or Die videos, including the popular “Go F*ck Yourself,” in which Dave meets himself at a bar and does in fact f*ck himself. This turns out to be less funny than pornographic-seeming—in part because he’s perfume-ad beautiful, but also because he makes it look a bit too real. “It’s an exaggerated version of what is probably my sex face,” he admits. (Apparently sex face is different from asshole face.) “The most uncomfortable thing is that there had to be a body double the whole time,” he says, laughing. “My friend who’s directing it put his shirt over his head, he just couldn’t take it, and I was like, ‘Dude, if I’m fucking doing this, you’re fucking watching me!’ ”

He pauses. “Though when people bring it up now, I get bashful, because it’s like you’ve literally seen me have sex with myself.”

Like James, he’s dabbled in poetry. “My God, it was really pretentious shit,” he says of his high school verse. “I would write a poem out in the most simple terms, and then I would go through the thesaurus and find these elite replacements for them.” His laugh spins out of control, like he’s having a coughing fit. I ask if he can remember any of his compositions. “Oh man, I bet I can,” he says. He fixates on the wall with a thoughtful smile as he jogs his memory, and then recites: “When I look into my grandma’s eyes / I see the light of day / When she looks back at me / She sees herself, I hope.” The poem’s titled “Grandma,” Dave tells me. In that moment, he couldn’t seem less like James Franco.

Source: GQ
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Hailee Steinfeld, Dave Franco, and Deborah Ann Woll Wanted for ROMEO AND JULIET Re-Imagining ROSALINE

written by Jenny XXVII.X

The cast of Fox 2000’s period comedy Rosaline is about to get very, very pretty. Hailee Steinfeld, Dave Franco, and True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll have been offered the three leading roles in the twist on the Romeo and Juliet story. Based on Rebecca Serle’s novel When You Were Mine, the film tells the Romeo and Juliet story from the point of view of Rosaline, the jilted lover that Romeo pines for in the beginning of Shakespeare’s play. The pic is set in the 16th century, but will feature modern dialogue. Variety’s report cautions that no deals have been made with Steinfeld, Franco, and Woll just yet, and the film is still waiting for a greenlight. However, the trio signing on would probably bode well for the film’s chances. Hit the jump for more details, including who the actors are in line to play.

Variety reports that Woll is in talks to star as the title character, while Steinfeld and Franco would play Juliet and Romeo. This is a pretty great cast if you ask me. Woll is just about the only good thing left on True Blood, and Steinfeld turned a helluva lot of heads with her debut (and Oscar-nominated) performance in True Grit. Keira Knightley and Lily Collins were both previously eyed for the leading role, but I quite like the choice of Woll. The pic seems a great fit for her first starring performance in a feature film. Steinfeld was previously attached to the indie adaptation of Romeo & Juliet opposite Ed Westwick, but the report doesn’t have any mention of the current status of that project or her involvement.

The script for Rosaline was written by 500 Days of Summer scribes Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber, and HBO’s Grey Gardens helmer Michael Sucsy is onboard to direct. Shawn Levy is producing. I’m pulling for things to come together, as I think the story is an interesting concept and I’m a fan of the cast that’s being courted.

Source: Collider

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Bodies Begin to Pile Up for Levine Film

written by Jenny X.IX

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’s Jonathan Levine is gearing up to adapt “Warm Bodies,” by Isaac Marion, and three more actors have joined the cast.

Variety reports Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and Cory Hardrict have signed up for the Summit Entertainment flick. They’ll join Nicholas Hault, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry and John Malkovich.

The story centers on an existentially tormented zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims and starts a chain reaction that will transform him and his fellow zombies.

Tipton will play Palmer’s best friend, Franco is Palmer’s boyfriend and Hardrict is Malkovich’s right-hand man, says Variety.

Credit: Shock Till You Drop

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Move Over, James Franco! Your Younger, Hotter Bro Shows Off His Pretty Face

written by Jenny IX.VIII

James Franco spent the weekend dealing with rioting chimps.
His younger bro, Dave, meanwhile, had to deal with rioting ladies.
Hmm, is somebody ready to upstage his older, more famous sibling?

The 26-year-old Dave, an actor and pretty darn good-looking himself, got a taste of James-level stardom over the weekend at Lollapalooza.

An eyewitness tells us that Dave popped up at the Gilt City Better Than Backstage Pool Party, when he was mobbed by a gaggle of female fans. The source says one woman actually became so distracted staring at Dave, she nearly fell into the pool. “He is so much cuter [than James],” the near plunger was overheard saying.

Dave, who is set to appear in the 21 Jump Street reboot and the remake of Fright Night opposite Colin Farrell, hit the bash to see The Cults perform. Taking full advantage of his newfound hottie status, he plucked one lucky lady from the crowd to jet with at the end of the party. He was later spotted locking lips with a hot blonde in the early morning hours at Underground nightclub, but our insider didn’t know if it was the same woman.

Sure beats genetically altered monkeys.

Source: E! Online

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