Want to sit in James Franco’s lap?
We’re not sure he’ll let you do that (not after that slip-up with the 17-year-old) but he has donned a Santa suit in anticipation of his appearance at The Strand next Monday, December 8. “I’ll sign for ALL comers!” he promises on Facebook.
In Franco’s seventh book, Hollywood Dreaming (more of a picture book than a novel), he blends narrative, artwork and poetry to tell the story of a young actor making his way through Tinseltown (so, basically himself).
Back in May, when J-Franks signed copies of Palo Alto at the Union Square Barnes & Noble, fans started lining up at 5 a.m. for a 10:45 a.m. signing, so Franco-philes will want to get to this one early: the line will form at 4:30 p.m. in front of The Strand, with the signing happening from 6:30 to 8:30pm. You’ll have to buy a copy of the book from the store in order to get it signed. And sorry, no photos — this ain’t Russell Brand.
If you manage to get in, you may want to wear a flak jacket. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is reportedly so miffed about The Interview — in which Franco and Seth Rogen play journalists recruited by the CIA to kill him off — that he plans to take “merciless counter-measures”, according to a spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry.