When he’s not directing short films that premiere at Cannes, making a documentary about Saturday Night Live, starring in Danny Boyle’s next film or doing a stint on General Hospital, he still wants to make you laugh. After a brief appearance in Date Night, THR reports that Franco has signed on to star in the comedy Ricky Stanicky. Written by Jeff Bushell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), here’s how THR breaks down the plot:
The story, which aims to be R-rated, is in the vein of “The Hangover,” and begins when three teens pull a prank and burn down a house in their neighborhood. They create a fake person to take the blame – “Ricky Stanicky”. Twenty years later, the guys are using this alibi to get out of every uncomfortable situation. When their wives force them to set up a meeting with Stanicky, the guys hire an actor (Franco).
Oh good. Another film “in the vein of the The Hangover.” I like that movie too, but we can just stop with that comparison? Anyway, I’m sure Franco will be great, as always.