JAMES FRANCO TO STAR IN HBO SERIES BARELY LEGAL


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NEW YORK – Everyone’s favourite polymath James Franco has signed up to star as lead character Skip Jung in the new Roman Polanski produced HBO drama series Barely Legal.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Roman, we have a lot in common,” said Franco.

The show centres around Jung, a thief and drug addict who has been in and out of prison his entire life. During his time in lock up, he develops a fascination for the legal profession and decides that when he’s released, he’s going to move to a small town and pose as a big city lawyer. Hence the title Barely Legal.

“It’s like Breaking Bad meets Doc Hollywood,” said the shows creator Stan Tutory:

James and I have been developing the script for a while and his input has been invaluable. He’s always available and always willing to lend a hand. Like the other week when we were auditioning girls to play the role of his bosses 17 year old daughter; James put them up in a hotel for the weekend and auditioned them all personally. He’s just a great guy.

Barely Legal is just one of many projects Franco is currently working including a stage version of American Beauty and his pet project, an animated musical version of Vladmir Nabokov’s Lolita for Pixar.


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