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    James Franco solid in post-World Struggle II drama after sexual misconduct controversy

    James Franco has been solid in a lead function in director Bille August’s post-World Struggle II coming-of-age drama Me, You.

    Based mostly on the novel Tu, Mia by Erri De Luca, Me, You is about within the Nineteen 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 navy 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 response to The Hollywood Reporter, Franco will play Nicola within the upcoming drama, alongside Tom Hollander (The Night time Supervisor) as Marco’s father Edward and Daisy Jacob (Self-importance Truthful) as Marco’s love curiosity Caia.

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    Talking in regards to 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 very sensible script.”

    Franco stepped away from appearing following a sequence of sexual misconduct allegations in 2018 made by a number of ladies. In 2019, college students at Franco’s now-defunct appearing college Studio 4 sued the actor and his companions, accusing them of pushing appearing college students to carry out express scenes on digicam. Franco and his companions agreed to pay $2,235,000 (£1,673,568) to settle the lawsuit in 2021.

    The actor mentioned the allegations final yr throughout 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 improper,” Franco mentioned. “However like I mentioned, it’s not why I began the college and I wasn’t the person who chosen the individuals to be within the class. So it wasn’t a ‘grasp plan’ on my half. However sure, there have been sure cases the place, you already know what, I used to be in a consensual factor with a pupil and I shouldn’t have been.”

    Earlier this yr, Franco was solid in motion thriller Mace from The Singing Detective director Jon Amiel.

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