James Franco on Meeting Brad Pitt at Sundance: 'We Fell in Love'

by Katie Krause 2:39 PM PST, January 26, 2015
Playing James Franco on Meeting Brad Pitt at Sundance: 'We Fell in Love'

James Franco and Brad Pitt are just two of the stars at Park City, Utah for Sundance.

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The duo premiered their new film, True Story, at the annual film festival – hitting the red carpet together to pose for pics and promote the upcoming drama.

Just chillin with these dudes at SUNDANCE. #rupertgoold #bradpitt

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James reunites with Jonah Hill on the big screen while Brad is behind the camera as a producer. Believe it or not, James and Brad met for the first time this week – and according to James, it was love at first sight!

“We fell in love last night, he’s the coolest guy,” James said during an interview with the movie’s director Rupert Goold.

And although they hadn’t met in person until Sundance, Franco sang Pitt’s praises.

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“He really kind of saw it through from script stage and post-production stage and was really helpful that way… But it was the first time I actually met him last night."

True Story is based on the real-life memoir of Michael Finkel, who Hill plays in the movie. Franco plays Christian Longo, a man sentenced to prison for murdering his wife and children, who tries to hide by using Finkel’s identity. The drama is set for theatrical release on April 10, 2015.

Let us know if you are loving this Franco-Pitt “bromance” as much as we are! 

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