Hollywood’s ultimate multi-hyphenate James Franco is directing and starring in an upcoming dramedy called Zeroville, and according to Slash Film it just added a ton of great guest stars. Based on the 2007 novel by Steve Erickson, Zeroville centers on Franco’s character Ike Jerome (nicknamed “Vikar”) as “a young and awkward architecture student obsessed with cinema. He heads to Hollywood in 1969, just as the industry is entering a transitional phase. Vikar makes a striking impression on those around him, including several movie icons. Eventually he breaks into the industry himself to become a film editor, entering a dizzying world of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll.”
Revealed stars in the film include Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen (as an “eccentric, cigar-chomping, surf-hippy” guide to Vikar), Danny McBride (as a “nefarious financier”), Jacki Weaver (a mentor figure to Vikar), Megan Fox (as “femme fatale type Soledad”), Horatio Sanz, Craig Robinson, Joey King, and Dave Franco. Franco has been developing Zeroville since 2011 and was seen shooting the film at the Venice Film Festival last month.