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James Franco Thinks Working With Him Makes Up For Paying Actors Next To Nothing On His New Film!

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Here's what we're learning after reading the casting call for the upcoming film The Sound and the Fury

James Franco > money!!!

At least that's what they're hoping to convince their actors!

The new flick that Franco is both directing and starring in is trying to get actors on the cheap and they expect whomever they cast to realize that working with the Oscar-nominee will make up for the low pay!

The casting call that was sent out stated:

“For those wanting to work with James, that in itself can be considered great currency. He is a fantastic director and quite loyal to his actors!!"

Well isn't that just priceless!

The recently roasted Franco is adapting the William Faulkner novel and is specifically searching for an African-American woman to play the part of Dilsey, one of the servants of the Compson Family.

Ohhhhh the irony.

Look, there's nothing wrong with trying to make a movie on a bare bones budget. But when a millionaire movie star starts telling other actors that the gift of working with him is better than any paycheck…

Puh-lease!!!

Tell that to the bill collector!

We're dying to know just how low they're going to go come payday.

Maybe the check will be made out for ZERO dollars and ZERO cents.

But at least they'll have James' autograph!

HA!

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17 comments to “James Franco Thinks Working With Him Makes Up For Paying Actors Next To Nothing On His New Film!”

  1. Liz says – reply to this


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    Ummm this is actually quite common in the biz (which I've been working in since I was 14). He's most likely using a SAG-AFTRA Low Budget contract to get this done which means everyone gets paid a low wage - even him. That's how indie films get made nowadays. So you need to check yourself before you post shit like this.

  2. Atasi says – reply to this


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    Sheesh buddy ohhh mama mia one thing guaranteed the "Jamesi" is worth every gold shiny penny and he sure wears it well!!!



  3. 3

    he is one actor who is definitely overrated.

  4. pouring says – reply to this


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    He's cheap. That's it. He makes a lot of money and pretends to be a struggling artist. People who have ideas and creativity have it rough. imaginative artists and directors go through a hard process. They have to fight very hard to get things madehe knows he's not at that level of creativity. He knows he's not imaginative and talented enough that's why he keeps on working on projects because deep down he knows he doesn't deserve his opportunities.

  5. april says – reply to this


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    His background is math. He's a business man, not an artist.Everybody who sees his things don't like it, because frankly, it sucks; and he knows it. He just sucks up to people. he's a professional phony. Anyway, you just have to look at his interviews, he looks miserable, depressed and fake. I saw "I'm still here" with Joaquin phoenix. franco is copying the guy. And he's also Obsessed with his brother River. Weird. He should focus on his own family. But of course he won't because his family decided that they were "artistic": lying and pretending art has always been around in their lives. If his mother was as artistic as she pretends she is, He would have been able to go to art school or acting school after high school. She's just using him for fame, sad.

  6. bebe says – reply to this


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    That's sooo cool!!!!!
    I heard he's been working a little in Montreal, I think its fantastic! I've been there before and that city reminds me of him, It's artistic, it has different nationalities, it's both french and english…it has that kind of edge and diversity that james has. very inspiring.!!!!!! :)

  7. vero says – reply to this


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    I love his work. His intensity. He's wonderful. I love his sensitivity. I wish I could collaborate with him. He has a good heart.

  8. ann says – reply to this


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    anyone working in any industry knows that when you're fighting to get your foot in the door or move up a ladder you may have to INTERN for free. It's like PerezHIlton's never stepped outside of his own world when he's "reporting" on issues. Hopefully his readers know that this is NEVER a credible source of information for any reason

  9. Franco Insider says – reply to this


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    James didnt write or say the quote attributed to him. The casting director was trying to woo some big name actresses and needed something to offset the low pay. Poor choice of words but the intent was honest. James would have never approved of this breakdown. He's upset about it actually. Shame on the media for asserting it was Franco who said this before checking. By the way, the breakdown writer was let go. Perez, you're still cool with with the Franco camp though.

    Insider working on project.

  10. verita says – reply to this


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    WOW, that is Priceless!
    He's more popular than the Beatles! he's better than Fellini, the guy is IT !!!!
    Did his role in OZ the great and powerful get to his head?
    Ladies and gentlemen, the guy is soooo powerful now!
    Standing 5 meters away from him must be an honor. It must be electrifying!
    He's basically saying: "I'm rich, you're not, you'll work for me and get very low pay because you don't represent anything in hollywood so why should I care about you when I what really matters is me? But don't worry because i make really cheap student looking films where i'm constantly looking bored and on top of the world. If you are camera shy, don't worry because i usually make a lot of close ups of my own aging face. So you better be happy with the 2$ I will pay you because the movie might never come out and it might go to all the festivals in the world because i bang everybody at gucci and they can get my work wherever I want, even if it sucks. Understand that I have a big hole in my soul and I need to fill it with my own money.

  11. juju says – reply to this


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    This is really unprofessional. There is no respect.
    Who will want to work with him with that type of behavior?
    We already know he's temperamental, difficult to work with, obsessed with himself.
    Does he think he's making a masterpiece like raging bull or the godfather ?
    That he's so great, that it's just such a privilege to work with him? that woman doesn't deserve a respectful paycheck?
    seriously, is it because you were neglected as a child that now you think so highly of yourself?
    Or maybe it's just pathological…..

  12. zoo says – reply to this


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    It's not surprising at all. He's always negative, putting people down, mocking them….
    This guys spends 2 seconds working on something, has contacts with galleries, a lot of money, a lot of PR, he's everywhere all the time, like he's the most special thing on earth. James franco believes that people are jealous of him. Wrong. People don't envy his acting, or his sucky directing, or his shitty art. They see someone who doesn't seem to realize his opportunities. If he was an upcoming artist, director, nobody would want to collaborate or show his work anywhere. He thinks the more he produces books, movies etc that he will become this amazing artist. But he's just like mcdonalds; it's everywhere, it's fast food, it's bad quality, you eat it and then you're grossed out.
    Has anyone realized that when he talks about his film he always says; "this is a very humble, modest film….".everything he is not.

  13. trezzzz says – reply to this


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    HE GOT A NOSE JOB , JAMES FRANCO HAD A NOSE JOB , NOSE JOB, NOSE JOB !!!!
    JUST LOOK AT PREVIOUS PICTURES OF HIM, HE HAD ONE HELL OF A NOSE!! HUGE!!!!
    NOSE JOB!!!!! OH JAMES YOU'RE WAY TOO PRECIOUS.
    NEXT STOP: BOTOX INJECTIONS……CAUSE YOU LOOK TOO OLD FOR YOUR AGE!!!! GET IT!!!
    YOU4RE NO STRANGER TO PLASTIC SURGERY ANYWAY!!!!
    BUT YOU STILL HAD A NOSE JOB!!!!

  14. brother says – reply to this


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    The only reason he's still in hollywood is because he sucks the right dicks.

  15. peanut says – reply to this


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    James franco's talent is like jam, he doesn't have a lot of it so he needs to spread it !

  16. no wayyyy !! says – reply to this


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    Hey, be kind to James, the guy is going through a severe depression, he needs all his money to pay for his medication.

  17. nananana says – reply to this


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    Re: trezzzz – so true:Re: estevez Soledad – Cover out magazine november 2008, spiderman 1 and 2, spiderman 1 premiere, freaks and geeks, tristan and isolde, just compare from different points of views with recent photos, you'll see.