James Franco to Star in New Fox Comedy, WHY HIM?
Following his most recent film THE INTERVIEW, James Franco is in talks to star in a new comedy, this time on television.
FOX production companies 21 Laps and Red Hour present WHY HIM?, a comedy about a Midwestern family that takes a visit to Stanford for Christmas to visit the eldester daughter and her boyfriend, an internet billionaire. No word yet on which character Franco will portray.
James Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher.
His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007). He is also known for his roles in the films Flyboys (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Milk (2008), 127 Hours (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Spring Breakers (2013), This Is the End (2013) and The Interview (2014). He had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours, Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Franco volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity and has taught a class at New York University in feature filmmaking and production. In 2013, he began teaching a course in short film production at the University of Southern California and a course in screenwriting at his alma mater, University of California, Los Angeles.