Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 25 January 2015

Franco: I have to believe in a film

James Franco says he has to believe in every film he makes
James Franco says he has to believe in every film he makes

James Franco admits he's become very picky about the films he makes.

"I've come to a point where I want to do movies that I believe in," the actor explained.

"I have come to an understanding of filmmaking, a new understanding where I believe it's a directors medium, that means working with people that I believe in," he said.

James' latest project has been working with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle on 127 Hours. The film is based on the real-life story of what happened to Aron Ralston who, after being trapped under a boulder in an isolated canyon, cut off his arm to save his life.

"Danny is a person who, if you look at his past films, he's constantly changing and constantly challenging himself as a way of finding new approaches to filmmaking," he said.

James went on: "When I read the script obviously its hard not to see that it's a very unusually structured movie that would require unusual filmmaking techniques, so I thought who better to make this movie with than Danny?"

"He did make a movie that's very different than anything he's made before and it was great to be a part of it," James added.

:: 127 hours is released in cinemas on Friday, January 7.

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