James Franco To Star In Wim Wenders' EVERY THING WILL BE FINE

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
The peculiar career path of James Franco takes another interesting turn with word that the star has taken on the lead role in Wim Wenders' 3D drama Every Thing Will Be Fine and while it's been quite some time since Wenders has one much love for a narrative project - the days of Wings Of Desire and Paris, Texas seem well behind him - Wenders' documentary work remains so strong and vital that hope of a return to form on the narrative front always bubbles just below the surface.

According to Variety, Franco will play Tomas, a writer, who accidentally causes the death of a child. The story follows Tomas through the next 12 years as he examines the effect of the accident on his life and that of Kate, the child's mother.

I'm curious how this feels to you. Thematically it seems at home for Wenders but when was the last ime you as a viewer felt that he really had much left in the tank with a fiction film? Does this combination excite you? Let us know in the comments below.
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  • harumph

    I always root for Wenders, but there's no denying that he's been something of a disappointment for about the last two decades. Lisbon Story was the last narrative feature that I can honestly say I truly loved. I've enjoyed others since, but I've always felt that disappointment of lost potential. I was e-mailing back and forth with him about 10 years ago, just prior to the release of Don't Come Knockin', and he seemed full of energy and enthusiasm for projects past and future. I still think he has more great films in him.

    He posted our correspondence on his website if anyone is interested in reading it: http://www.wim-wenders.com/new...

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