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You may best know Dave Franco as "James Franco's little brother," but it's time to move beyond that. Though Franco shares his sib's chiseled features and surname, Dave's out to make a name for himself. Between a hilarious turn as a cool kid-turned-con in "21 Jump Street" and his most recent role as a gun-toting tough guy in the post-zombie apocalypse rom-com "Warm Bodies," in theaters this weekend, there's a new Franco on the block, in a big way.
"It's all been going somewhat smoothly, so don't f*ck it up," Franco told NextMovie during a recent interview to promote his new zombie rom-com. Beyond that helpful advice, Franco also spoke to us about his zombie survival strategy, playing drunk and the status of the "21 Jump Street" sequel. Get More »
One of the (many) taglines for the upcoming zom-rom-com (that would be the new genre of zombie rom-coms that we hope is just beginning) "Warm Bodies" is "Cold Body, Warm Heart." That's exactly how we tried to approach this edition of Eff, Marry, Kill: Just as the human Julie (Teresa Palmer) learns to look past the grey-skinned zombie facade of R (Nicholas Hoult), we (our expert panel of Effemkayers) must learn to look beyond that handsome genetic Franco facade and ask ourselves the important questions: Who is he really? Does he had a warm heart? Is he kind?
Do we want to eff him?
We invite you to ask these same questions alongside us in this very special "Warm Bodies" edition of Eff, Marry, Kill, pitting Nicholas Hoult, Dave Franco and John Malkovich against one another for a place in our hearts, a place in our beds, and a place at the bottom of a cliff.
Onwards and effwards! Get More »
Playing a zombie in a major motion picture like the upcoming undead romcom "Warm Bodies" may seem like a walk in the park — or a shamble in the park, at the very least — but as this new Screen Junkies interview with funny guy Rob Corddry proves, there's a lot more to playing a zombie than just eating brains.
Though he did plenty of that too.
"De Niro, on 'Raging Bull,' would eat a whole chicken. Feathers and all," Corddry said, explaining the inspiration for his extreme method acting. "Every day, I would eat a real human brain."
"Also with feathers," he added. "Because feathers are delicious."
For more of Corddry's amazing zombie acting tips, as well as commentary from co-stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and Dave Franco, zombie-shuffle over to this cool clip right now!
They may be brothers and sisters in real life, but in the acting world, sibling actors are often fierce competitors. Sometimes they're even up for the same roles.
You could call these cases of sibling rivalry being played out on the big screen a real family affair, along the lines of "Mom always liked you best."
We've come up with a list of top actors who have competing brothers or sisters. Vote on your favorites of each brother-brother, brother-sister or sister-sister pairing -- and may the best siblings win. Get More »
When April began, I knew that there was no chance it could top March's "The Hunger Games" rush. It's usually a quiet month anyway, and the biggest event here in New York that would be worth making a big fuss over was the Tribeca Film Festival.
But, with "The Avengers" closing the festival, I was thrilled. Perhaps my prediction would be off.
Alas, my search for superheroes wasn't as fruitful as I'd like. Try as I might, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Loki and more just weren't sharing their super-stardom with me.
Thankfully, the beginning of the month was a bit more productive when I met "21 Jump Street" star Dave Franco and "The Five-Year Engagement" actress Alison Brie at a concert. I even got the chance to talk to Alison about how great "Five-Year" was only to find out she hadn't even seen it yet! Get More »
If that headline doesn't make any sense to you, don't worry -- it will soon enough.
Dave Franco isn't anything at all like the drug-dealing villain he plays in "21 Jump Street." In fact, he's deeply concerned about child safety, especially when it comes to what celebrities they might be idolizing. And Franco definitely practices what he preaches -- just not in the way that you might think. Get More »
Shakespeare's so hot right now. Just ask Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld. Or "Fright Night"'s Dave Franco. Or "True Blood" star Deborah Ann Woll.
These three young thesps have just been offered roles in director Michael Sucsy's upcoming "Rosaline," a new twist on The Bard's classic tragedy "Romeo and Juliet," Cinema Blend reports.
The film will be based on "When You Were Mine," the debut novel by Rebecca Serle. Haven't heard of it? That's probably because it doesn't even hit bookshelves until next May. Get More »
Look lively, James Franco fans - there's a new, younger Franco on the market. Pros: Doesn't make a living hacking off his appendages on film. Cons: No Twitter photos of him napping with kittens.
Dave Franco, the younger brother of the "127 Hours" star, is seeing his career gain momentum with a new role in Summit Entertainment's upcoming crime thriller "Now You See Me."
Deadline reports that Franco, who acted opposite Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell in the 2011 remake of horror classic "Fright Night," will tackle a leading role in Louis Leterrier-directed movie. Get More »
You think you've got some dating horror stories? Well, girlfriend, you ain't got nothing on the cast of "Warm Bodies." After all, at least your date wasn't literally a zombie.
But that's exactly what the up-and-coming trio of Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco and Cory Hardrict have to deal with, as Variety is reporting the three actors are in negotiations to join the cast of the upcoming film about the trials and tribulations of love in the time of the zombie apocalypse. Get More »
James Franco's little brother is about to break some laws.
Dave Franco will make high school a dangerous place to be -- as a student or as, say, an undercover cop -- as he joins the cast of "21 Jump Street," the big-screen update of the '80s TV series that made Johnny Depp a star. Get More »