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James Franco To Play…Hugh Hefner???

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james franco as hugh hefner

Interesting choice!

Waaay back in January, we heard that James Franco was in talks to reunite with Howl filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman for their upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic, which is now called Lovelace.

At the time, he was in negotiations to star as Linda's husband/pornographer/producer Chuck Traynor, but NOW we're hearing that he's in talks to cameo as Hugh Hefner in the film.

As we heard previously, Peter Sarsgaard is set to take over the role of Chuck Traynor, and the Linda Lovelace role will be played by Lindsay Lohan Amanda Seyfried.

We can definitely get behind these casting choices! Sure, it would have been cool to see James in a more substantial role, but we have a feeling he'll bring something special to the table as Hef!

What do U think? Will James Franco be a good Hugh Hefner???

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12 comments to “James Franco To Play…Hugh Hefner???”

  1. 1

    Maybe he can play the dumbass D student that NYU said he was!

  2. 2

    Re: Prima facie – Ha, yes that is what I thought of also :)

  3. 3

    jesus look at that turkey neck

  4. 4

    I don't get the appeal of Franco - he ruined the Academy Awards when he hosted by his sullen, lackadaisical behavior and he slept through his university classes - doesn't seem to have much zip or personality and he's just okay in the looks dept. Not sure who he appeals to.

  5. 5

    Guys, u r awesome!!! Have u ever slept through ur classes? I think most of us would say Yes! Its not the worst thing he did in his life. He is very talented person, but not an ideal as all we are! And his Oscar behavior… I didn't see anything wrong. He was nervous, and it was obvious. But hey? Wouldn't u be nervous in that situation? But as Hugh… I don't know. Maybe… James is a great actor.

  6. 6

    amanda… really… bad choice there

  7. 7

    They won't need neck make up for him to play a 90 year old. Tough life huh Franco?

  8. 8

    you are all idiots! its franco's head photoshopped (quite poorly) on a hefner neck and body. jesus christ, how do you people live? movie with amanda will be worlds better than that piss poor skunk lohan. good luck with the film!

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  10. 10

    People get Your facts straight before making stupid comments!
    It is called photoshop-his head was placed on Hefs body. Notice the robe in the pic??
    Also that was NOT a class he fell asleep in- it was a 10 pm presentation by a speaker he was interested in- not required HE WAS TIRED!!! He had been in classes prior.
    This is the only pic that exists of him sleeping. How many of us got sleepy during dry presentations?? GEEZ!

  11. 11

    this isn't even the same movie that lindsay lohan was attached to, that's called inferno and malin akerman took the part of linda lovelace. amanda seyfrieds movie is called lovelace, two completely separate movies.

  12. 12

    Anthing to keep him away from that whole freakshow with Kalup Linzy (had to look that one up) He will be great especially as a young way hotter Hef.
    So scary that some didn't get tha Bad Photoshop job.