We know James Franco and Jonah Hill as the goofy, unstoppable pair in This is the End – but now, things are taking a turn for the serious in their new dark and gritty drama, True Story.
Hill stars as Michael Finkel, a disgraced journalist who meets Christian Longo (Franco), an accused killer who has assumed Finkel’s identity.
“I think people naturally want Jonah and I to get along when they see us in a scene together,” Franco told ET. “They become interested in the relationship -- just because who we are and our history and from other kinds of movies.”
“I have such huge respect for them,” said co-star Felicity Jones. “They push boundaries and they care about film so much and [they’re] always trying new things, so it's great to work with them.”
The film is produced by Brad Pitt’s
production company, Plan B – and served as Franco’s introduction to Pitt.
“He is so so nice,” said Franco. “He was really interested in the kind of the things I was doing.”
“He is the best boss in that he lets everyone just get on with their work,” said added Jones.
True Story is currently in theaters.