IFC Films Acquires ‘The Rental’

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IFC Films has acquired rights to Dave’s directorial-debut, The Rental, and has scheduled it for release on July 24th!

DEADLINE – IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to The Rental, the thriller that marks the directorial debut of Dave Franco. The film stars GLOW‘s Alison Brie, Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens, Jeremy Allen White (Shameless) and Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night). Pic will be released July 24.

Scripted by Franco & Joe Swanberg from a story they hatched with Mike Demski, the thriller begins as two couples embark on a weekend getaway to a seemingly perfect house they’ve booked online. What begins as a celebratory weekend for the quartet turns into something far more sinister, as secrets they’ve kept from each other are exposed. It also becomes clear they may not be alone in the house.

Dave Franco Directs ‘Le Pionnier’ Campaign Film

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Check out the campaign video for the Rimowa & Garrett Leight California Optical collaboration directed by Dave!

Dave Franco to Star in Comedy ‘The Now’

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Quibi, a new short-form mobile video platform set to launch next year, has given a series order to The Now, a comedy in which Dave is set to star in and to be directed by Pete Jones and Bobby Farrelly.

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The project from Anonymous Content has been in development at Quibi since July. The Now centers on Ed Poole (Franco), a man considering suicide who achieves clarity when a secret from his past has seemingly destroyed his future. He soon realizes that the only thing that will make his life worth living is to forget the past, screw the future and live in the present.


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USA Network Orders ‘Masters of Doom’ Pilot

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DEADLINE – USA Network has given a pilot order to Masters of Doom, a drama based on David Kushner’s nonfiction book, from James and Dave Franco’s Ramona Films, The Gotham Group and UCP. Masters of Doom is being eyed as an anthology series, with the first installment based on Kushner’s book, published by Random House in 2003 .

Written and executive produced by WGA Award winner Tom Bissell (Gears of War), Masters of Doom is the true story of two computer geniuses in an obscure corner of America who, along with a group of rebellious misfits, created one of the biggest franchise hits of the 90s, the video game Doom. John Carmack and John Romero were best friends who became bitter rivals, as they created a video game empire and transformed pop culture forever.

‘Zeroville’ Receives Theatrical Release

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After four years, Zeroville has been acquired for theatrical release by myCinema. The comedy film will hit cinemas in September. Also, visit our gallery for a still of Dave as Montgomery Clift.

DEADLINE – Originally, Alchemy took domestic rights at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival to Zeroville months before the company capsized due to bankruptcy. Since its pick-up at IFF, Zeroville unfortunately became entangled in Alchemy’s financial woes and was thrown into distribution limbo until the US distribution rights were recently acquired by NAGRA. The pic will hit cinemas in September. The comedy based on Steve Erickson’s novel about a young actor who arrives in Hollywood during a transitional time also stars Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Joey King, Will Ferrell, Dave Franco, Danny McBride, and Jacki Weaver.

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