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James Franco and Winona Ryder Will Give Each Other "The Stare"

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The careers of James Franco and Winona Ryder have taken very different paths, and yet they are about to converge, in a new movie from Franco's old film school teacher.

    Franco and Ryder will co-star in a psychological thriller called "The Stare," reported Deadline. It tells the story of a playwright, Ryder, who starts to lose her grip on reality while trying to launch a new production, with Franco as one of the show's actors.

    Yet Another Trailer for the Medieval Stoner Comedy "Your Highness"

    [NATL] "Your HIghness"
    James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel star in this comedy about a noble prince and his do-nothing brother who must save a damsel in distress and save their father's kingdom. There are some pretty good laughs in here, but overall we remain underwhelmed by what we've seen. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    The film will be directed by Jay Anania, an associate professor of directing at NYU's film school, and was the brother of the late Elizabeth Edwards.

    At last year's Tribeca Film Festival, Anania unveiled a film starring Franco that was then called "William Vincent," but is now known by the title "Shadows & Lies." We are sorry to report that it was one of the most boring, ponderous, slow-moving films we've ever seen--it made "Somewhere" feel like "The Hangover."

    "127 Hours"

    [NATL] "127 Hours"
    From director Danny Boyle comes James Franco as Aron Ralston, a real-life mountain climber who in 2003 had his right arm pinned beneath a boulder, leaving him ultimately with no choice but the hack off his own arm. (Published Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010)

    Here's a clip:

    "Black Swan"

    [NATL] "Black Swan"
    Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis star as ballerinas vying for Vincent Cassel's personal and professional attentions in this psychological thriller from director Darren Aronofsky. (Published Wednesday, Aug 18, 2010)