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James Franco's 'Zeroville' Finally Released From 4-Year Distribution Limbo!

Published: 04-09-2019
by Jordan Cioppa
 
James Franco’s movie Zeroville is finally coming out of hibernation, because after a long 4 years in limbo, the film is officially coming to theaters later this year! In 2015, the film was picked up by Alchemy at the Toronto International Film Festival, but the company unfortunately went out of business a few months later. This was bad news for Zeroville too, because this led to a period of nothingness for the film. That is until now!
 
Thanks to myCinema, an online-based distribution company, Zeroville is finally making some moves. And big ones at that, because it his hitting theaters as soon as September 2019! The James Franco film stars the director himself as Join Vikar. Ironically enough, Join is able to understand the complexities and difficulties of show business because he is a movie-lover who makes the trek to Los Angeles to take part in the film industry. James Franco is joined by a star-studded cast which includes Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, and Megan Fox.
 
 

Here’s hoping Zeroville’s bad timing is over, but there is an interesting key in the timing of the movie’s latest pick up. As I mentioned before, the film takes place in Hollywood. In 1969, to be exact. That is the very same year Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set in. The Tarantino movie is also coming to theaters just two months before Zeroville. So basically, we have 2 movies about Hollywood in the peak of its hippie era to look forward to this Summer/early Fall. It is definitely too soon to say if the movies’ similar settings will affect each other, but it will certainly be something to think about.

Zeroville is finally going to have its moment to shine, and hey, better late than never! I am definitely looking forward to seeing where this movie goes after hitting theaters!
 
 
- Jordan Cioppa, YH Contributing Writer