James Franco wants you!
Well, he wants your money anyway. Like his Oz: The Great And Powerful costar Zach Braff, James has decided to try crowdfunding his pet project.
Unlike Zach, who could have gotten the money the traditional way after his success with Garden State, James' project is a little riskier for traditional backers.
First, he's not even going to be behind the lens of the trilogy of films based on his book Palo Alto. He's giving some handpicked NYU film students a shot at it.
Second, all the films' profits will be going to charity. Not a good incentive for a business decision!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to let James tell you more!
Hmm, $10,000 gets you a dinner with the man himself. We wonder how much dancing costs…
Zach Braff must be having quite a hearty laugh at all the critics who slammed him for relying on Kickstarter campaign to help finance his new directorial effort, Wish I Was Here!
The flick, which will tell the story of a man dealing with the news that his father is dying, has already cast Kate Hudson and Mandy Patinkin…and now, has ALSO signed the supreme talents of Anna Kendrick and The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, the latter of whom you may recall as the HIGHlarious "Knight" from Garden State!
Furthermore, the project is now
Kate Hudson is the latest to get a dose of Kickstarter goodness.
The actress has officially joined the cast of Zach Braff’s upcoming film, Wish I Was Here in addition to Mandy Patinkin, and will be taking on the role of his wife!!
This sounds amazing!
Add that to the description, and it sounds even better! The movie, penned by Zach himself and funded by Kickstarter in just three days, is said to be a sequel to Garden State in tone. The story revolves around a struggling actor, experiencing an identity crisis, and having a difficult time supporting his family.
Oh, boy. Count us in.
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It's hard to top Justin Bieber and Kristen Stewart's, but this is still HIGHlarious!
Jimmy Kimmel strikes again with his "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" segment, this time with Jessica Simpson, Jessica Alba, Zach Braff and so much more.
LOLz, and the best reaction award goes to Elisabeth Moss!
Check out all the celebs and their mean tweets (above)!!!
When Zach Braff launched his Kickstarter campaign to raise money for his next directorial effort, he was looking for support from fans.
What he didn't expect was the Internet backlash!
In addition to being quickly kickstarted, Zach has also been swiftly kicked in the pants! Critics have accused him of exploiting the crowdfunding site when, as the star of a hit sitcom, he had plenty of money of his own!
But Zach says he has no idea where these estimates of his net worth are coming from! He says:
"People seem to think I have Oprah Winfrey money. I’ve done well in my career, but I am not sitting on $22 million."
So why not go the traditional route of being funded by independent financiers? Garden State was a big hit! Surely he could make another film that way! He says:
Holy delusional daydreams, Batman — who the heck would pay them that?!
Oasis split in 2009, but many fans still think the move was a ploy to generate buzz and even, with an eventual reunion tour, revenue.
Ill-tempered frontman Liam Gallagher is frankly sick and tired of that line of thinking; he insists the split with his brother Noel and the other boys has nothing to do with money at all!
In fact, he's willing to prove it to you… if you write him a check for approximately $46 million US!
Liam recently told Q Magazine
It’s been WAY too long since Zach Braff graced our screens with his presence. But the former Scrubs actor is back with a new script and a brilliant plan to go with it!
Given the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign, Zach has started his own Kickstarter in the hopes of raising $2 million in the next 30 days for a Garden State sequel (of sorts).
Ch-ch-check out his video plea (above), complete with guest appearances by Jim Parsons, Donald Faison, and Chris Hardwick!
The potential movie, entitled Wish I Was Here, written by Zach and his brother, will be a tonal extension of Garden State and will revolve around an autobiographical main character, Aidan Bloom.
The campaign has raised around $330,000 since this morning! Think Zach and his Kickstarter will break some VMars’ records?!