Dave Franco in 2017: A Year in Review

written by Neide XXXI.XII

Hey Dave fans! Another year has come to an end, and in this post you will find a summary of Dave’s career this year – Very exciting one if i say so myself, after all 2017 marked the year in which Dave and his brother, James Franco, finally joined forces! The result, The Disaster Artist has been a success but that wasn’t the only project of Dave’s we got to watch this year. The Little Hours and Lego NINJAGO Movie were two other projects of Dave to have its theatrically release this year as well. Right get to it, shall we?!

January kicked off with Dave attending Sundance Film Festival to promote The Little Hours, a movie also starring Aubrey Plaza and Alison Brie which tells the story of a young servant who while fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotional unstable nuns. The movie received good reviews during the festival and of course, we were very happy to see Dave out and about for the first time in 2017!

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Dave took the stage to promote The Disaster Artist for the first time in March, alongside James Franco and Seth Rogen, during SXSW. He also attended CinemaCon that month for Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, where he promoted Lego NINJAGO Movie (and confessed he’d be down to playing Nightwing if the opportunity came).

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By the end of March, we received the news that The Little Hours would be released in theaters on June 30. The first trailer for the movie was released the following month and in May, it was announced that The Disaster Artist had been picked up by A24 and it would be in selected theaters on December 8!

We got to see more of Dave in June, when he began promoting The Little Hours. From screenings to talk shows appearances and readings, he was all over United States! By the end of June, it was announced that Dave would be attending San Diego Comic Con to promote Lego NINJAGO Movie.

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July arrived and it was time for San Diego Comic Con! The Lego NINJAGO Movie cast was everywhere during the convention, attending not only the panel for the movie but also some other official lounges inside the convention, MTV Fandom Fest Performance and Conan!

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August was another quiet month for Dave, with the exception of the report that The Disaster Artist would be premiering at Toronto International Film Festival. The festival occurred the following month, in September, during which Dave attended multiple lounges and spoke with some online publications to promote the movie. The movie received a lot of praise from public and professional critics, many of them calling it “a masterpiece”.

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Right after attending Toronto International Film Festival, Dave began promoting The Lego NINJAGO Movie. During the first days of press, Dave and the cast were at Legoland California for press conferences, Q&A’s and the premiere, before heading to New York City for talk shows appearances.

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We wrap up September with Dave’s appearance at 65th San Sebastian Film Festival. Joined by his brother, James, the duo attended a photocall, press conference and premiere for The Disaster Artist.

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October arrived with good news! Not only Dave would be reprising his role as Jeff in the second season of Netflix’s Easy but he had also joined Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk! Promotion for The Disaster Artist kicked back full force in November, with Dave attending a screening for the movie during AFI FEST, followed by New York’s Screening, press conference and many other special events and talk shows. The promotion of the movie came to a stop mid-December, right before the holidays so we’re not sure if it’s actually over or if we’ll be seeing more of Dave promoting the movie in January.

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The second season of Netflix’s Easy was released worldwide on December 1st, giving up a look at Dave playing a father (so adorable)! He also made a surprise appearance during James Franco’s Saturday Night Live episode. Short appearance but certainly worth mentioning!

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While career-wise our recap is all done for, Dave has attended other events unrelated to his movies. We highlight Los Angeles Clippers Game (with his brother, James, and Alison Brie), Netflix’s Glow Premiere where he showed his support for Alison Brie’s newest television project and some award shows in which James was awarded for his role as Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist.

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This year marked the return of Dave Franco photoshoots because we all have to admit – last time we got a proper good photoshoot was in 2015. Aside from portraits taken during film festivals and San Diego Comic Con, Dave was photographed for Buzzfeed, August ManWWD and Vanity Fair. Let’s cross our fingers for more in 2018!

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What’s next for Dave?

2018 looks to be quite a busy year for Dave with the release of 3 movies, one of them being a Netflix original. With The Disaster Artist snagging every possible nomination out there, it is expected for Dave to be everywhere in the upcoming year promoting the movie (even if we’re bummed out he didn’t got a nomination himself).

While speaking to WWD, Dave revealed he and his brother had created their own production company — Ramona Films. It was through their company they produced The Disaster Artist and according to Dave, more projects are in development so it’s only a matter of time until the Franco brothers take over Hollywood.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Will Ferrell
Synopsis: A young actor arrives in Hollywood in 1969 during a transitional time in the Industry.
Current status: Post-Production
Release date: 2018

6 Balloons
Director: Marja-Lewis Ryan
Stars: Dave Franco, Tim Matheson, Abbi Jacobson
Synopsis: A woman (Jacobson) learns her brother (Franco) has relapsed on heroin.
Current status: Post-Production
Release date: 2018

If Beale Street Could Talk
Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Dave Franco, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein
Synopsis: A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.
Current status: Post-Production
Release date: 2018

That’s it for 2017! We wish Dave and his family all the best in this coming year. And of course, Happy New Year to all our visitors that have been supporting us for quite a few years now. Happy 2018!

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