A new trailer for the porn-centered drama About Cherry has landed online. The film follows an 18-year-old girl on the verge of finishing high school who ends up in the porn industry. Ashley Hinshaw stars as the young girl, with James Franco playing a coked-out lawyer who becomes her beau. The cast is rounded out by Heather Graham, Dev Patel, and Lili Taylor. The story provides a nice avenue for exploring the ups and downs of the porn industry and whether it plays a role in the objectification of women, but it’s hard to tell if this is the case based on the trailer. Hopefully something a little deeper than “I make a lot of money but my life is falling apart” is explored in the full feature.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Stephen Elliott, About Cherry will be available On Demand on August 9th and hits theaters on September 21st.
A trio of actors are currently in negotiations to star alongside James Franco in the Stephen Elliott-directed Cherry. Variety reports that Heather Graham, Dev Patel and Lili Taylor are in talks to star in the film, which pits Franco as a cocaine-addicted lawyer. The story revolves around an 18-year-old girl who moves to San Francisco and joins the porn industry. She becomes involved with Franco’s character.
Returning to familiar territory, Graham is eyeing the role of a former porn star turned director who takes an interest in the young girl. Patel would play the girl’s best friend who just happens to also be in love with her, while Taylor will play the girl’s alcoholic mother. Elliot and Lorelei Lee co-wrote the script. Production is set to begin next month in San Francisco, after Franco wraps The Stare with Winona Ryder. He’ll begin shooting Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful this August, bringing his grand total of movies filmed in 2011 to about 37.
Opening today in New York and Los Angeles is “Easy Virtue”. It’s the new film from director Stephen Elliott (“Priscilla Queen of the Desert”) and it’s an adaptation of a Noel Coward play. Starring is Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Ben Barnes.
I managed to see “Easy Virtue” a few weeks back and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Not only are the performances great across the board (yes…even Jessica Biel), but the script was really funny and it felt very modern – even though it took place in the roaring twenties. If you want to take a chance on a film, I recommend it.
Anyway, I recently interviewed Director Stephen Elliott and co-writer Sheridan Jobbins and they talked about adapting the material and Stephen revealed why he’s been away from making movies for so long. It ends up he was in a horrible ski accident that almost killed him. It’s a crazy story and he describes it in detail. Watch the interview after the jump:
Opening tomorrow, in limited release, is “Easy Virtue”. It’s the new film from director Stephen Elliott (“Priscilla Queen of the Desert”) and it’s an adaptation of Noel Coward’s play. Starring is Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Ben Barnes.
I managed to see “Easy Virtue” a few weeks back and was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Not only are the performances great across the board (yes…even Jessica Biel), but the script was really funny and not at all what I expected. While we’ve all seen plenty of movies that take place in the roaring 20′s, “Easy Virtue” seemed fresh.
Anyway, to help promote the film, we’ve been given 5 clips and the trailer. They’re all after the jump so take a look. Also, later tonight look for my exclusive video interview with Sheridan Jobbins and director Stephen Elliott. He explains why he’s been away from making movies for so long.