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Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco Are Making a Drama About Heroin for Netflix, Which Is Oddly More of a James Franco Move

They should make another movie with Ilana and James.

As prophesized by the ancients, the younger Franco has started to eclipse the older, or at least take on a few roles that he’d probably do instead. Dave Franco and Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson are making 6 Balloons, a serious drama about the middle-class heroin epidemic for Netflix. Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) and Tim Matheson (The West Wing) are also starring in the film, which centers on a woman (Jacobson) who discovers that her brother (Franco) has relapsed on heroin. Marja-Lewis Ryan wrote the script and will direct the film. She’s also writing gender-flipped Splash remake that recently nabbed Channing Tatum, because comedy and heroin are just two sides of the same coin.

Netflix Casts Jacobson & Franco in Heroin Drama