Fresh off the success of “Now Your See Me,” Dave Franco is set to co-star with Vince Vaughn in the New Regency comedy “Business Trip.”
Vaughn’s “Delivery Man” director Ken Scott is on board to helm.
Story follows a businessman who travels to Europe where chaos follows.
Steve Conrad penned the script with Todd Black, Steve Tisch and Jason Blumenthal producing for Escape Artists.
The CAA and James/Levy Management-repped Franco has been on a roll lately since hitting it big in Sony’s “21 Jump Street.” He followed that up with two Summit surprise hits in “Warm Bodies” and “Now You See Me” and just wrapped production on the Universal comedy “Townies.”
Zac Efron has revealed that he broke his hand while fighting Dave Franco for a new movie.
The actor is currently filming Townies with the brother of actor James Franco.
However, he revealed on Thursday’s Live with Kelly and Michael that he was injured while recording a particular scene.
The star showed presenter Kelly Ripa and guest host Carrie Ann Inaba his swollen right hand next to his regular-sized left one.
He is now recovering from the accident after receiving medically treatment.
“[It occurred] during filming, it was during a stage fight with Dave Franco,” he explained. “I had to go back to work so I couldn’t really wear a cast.”
Efron explained that he now has metal in his palm but essentially has the full use of his hand again.
He said: “So they put like a titanium plate in it and a bunch of screws.
“I don’t know why I’m telling you this. My hand in theory is back to normal, it just looks really gross.”
EXCLUSIVE: Dave Franco has signed with CAA, reuniting with Kami Putnam Heist, who originally represented him at Gersh before she moved over. She also reps his older brother, James Franco. Dave Franco has built a nice run lately. After playing the villain in 21 Jump Street, he has shot Warm Bodies, the zombie tale that stars Nicholas Hoult and John Malkovich and which Summit releases February 1. He followed with Now You See Me, starring with Woody Harrelson and Morgan Freeman, which Summit releases June 7. Franco, who got his start writing and starring in shorts for funnyordie.com before landing a regular role on the series Scrubs, continues to be managed by Miles Levy at James Levy Management.
The Lollapalooza sightings have begun.
“Community” actress Alison Brie and rumored boyfriend and “21 Jump Street” actor Dave Franco had dinner Thursday at RPM Italian. Franco, brother of James Franco, took in the Lollapalooza festitivities with “Fright Night” co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse in 2011.
Source: Chicago Tribune
Dave updated his official Facebook on May 3rd with a message:
Hey everyone, this is Dave. First off, thank you SO much for all the support. You have no idea how much it means to me.
I just finished a movie in Paris called “Now You See Me.” For once, I am not playing the villain–thank you all for staying with me through my ‘asshole phase’ in film.
Mark March 20th on your calenders so you can pick up a copy of Davy’s edition of GQ’s first ever style mag along with Drake and John Slattery. This is Dave’s first time on the cover, but second time being a feature in this mag. Click HERE for a flashback to Dave’s first photoshoot with GQ!
I’ve added a cover photo along with 3 editorial shoots. Be sure to check out the interview below! Enjoy!
Dave Franco has James Franco’s exact same wide, toothy grin, but two people couldn’t wear it more differently. James’s smile— and this extends to his whole persona—suggests he’s on another plane looking down on us, himself, the flashing cameras, and mocking the whole thing: “I can’t believe you guys made me famous.” Dave’s grin has no trace of meta-intention. His smile just means he’s smiling.
It’s got to be irritating to constantly be a foil to a celebrity sibling. But in person, the resemblance is even more striking: You’re seeing James Franco, except it’s a James Franco from a different dimension who pages through Abercrombie catalogs instead of Leaves of Grass. Accordingly, while the eldest Franco brother used to play an unpopular freak, the youngest Franco plays the kind of guys who beat up unpopular freaks. He was the trust-fund jerk-off on Scrubs and the burnout bully in Fright Night; this month, in the undercover-cop comedy 21 Jump Street, he’s the drug-dealing hipster atop the high-school-cafeteria castes.
Dave’s knack for douchebaggery troubles him deeply. “Oh man, I’ve stopped trying to analyze it, because it makes me upset,” the 26-year-old says. He bends over, placing his face into his palms, then pops up and presses his hands together in prayer. “Once I was complaining about it to someone, and they said, ‘It’s because you have an asshole face.’ I was like, ‘Um, thank you. Thank you very much.’ ”
It’s afternoon in one of the last dive bars in Times Square, and we’re alone, save for the brusque Eastern European waitress. She comes by and shakes Dave’s empty bottle aggressively, and he squirms to pull his wallet out of his back pocket. Your $4 beer is definitely on GQ, I tell him. He slaps the table, like he’s the sweetest kid at Sigma Phi: “No, c’mon! Really?” Yep. “Are you sure?”
It’s easy to envision him as a fresh-faced high school creative-writing teacher, which was his original plan. But when he was a sophomore at USC, his brother’s manager pushed him into a theater class, to see if acting “runs in the family.” (It’s not a given: The middle Franco, Tom, is a sculptor.) There were “all these people screaming and crying and hitting each other,” Franco recalls of the class’s first exercise. “I remember thinking ‘Fuuuuck this,’ but I stuck it out, and in a cheesy way I think it was good for me. It opened me up a bit.”
More than a bit. Between movies, he co-writes and stars in Funny or Die videos, including the popular “Go F*ck Yourself,” in which Dave meets himself at a bar and does in fact f*ck himself. This turns out to be less funny than pornographic-seeming—in part because he’s perfume-ad beautiful, but also because he makes it look a bit too real. “It’s an exaggerated version of what is probably my sex face,” he admits. (Apparently sex face is different from asshole face.) “The most uncomfortable thing is that there had to be a body double the whole time,” he says, laughing. “My friend who’s directing it put his shirt over his head, he just couldn’t take it, and I was like, ‘Dude, if I’m fucking doing this, you’re fucking watching me!’ ”
He pauses. “Though when people bring it up now, I get bashful, because it’s like you’ve literally seen me have sex with myself.”
Like James, he’s dabbled in poetry. “My God, it was really pretentious shit,” he says of his high school verse. “I would write a poem out in the most simple terms, and then I would go through the thesaurus and find these elite replacements for them.” His laugh spins out of control, like he’s having a coughing fit. I ask if he can remember any of his compositions. “Oh man, I bet I can,” he says. He fixates on the wall with a thoughtful smile as he jogs his memory, and then recites: “When I look into my grandma’s eyes / I see the light of day / When she looks back at me / She sees herself, I hope.” The poem’s titled “Grandma,” Dave tells me. In that moment, he couldn’t seem less like James Franco.
First batch of Dave looking stunning on set of “Now You See Me” has been added to the gallery! What do you think of Davy in the uniform?
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