James Franco shows off his mustache while hitting the red carpet at the screening of his latest film King Cobra held during the 2016 Outfest at Director’s Guild of America on Saturday (July 16) in West Hollywood, Calif.
At the event, Gus Van Sant presented James with the James Schamus Ally Award, created to honor the efforts of an individual in bringing LGBTQ stories to the forefront.
“I am thrilled to have my name linked with such a Hollywood legend and someone who shepherded all kinds of stories,” James expressed (via Variety). “Nothing was beyond the pale for Schamus – he saw value and entertainment in it all. His work on ‘Wedding Banquet’ to ‘Brokeback Mountain’ to ‘Milk’ changed the landscape for queer cinema and I only hope to make such an impression.”
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Joey Bragg and girlfriend actress Audrey Whitby enjoy a nice campfire inside the Nintendo booth at the 2016 E3 Gaming Convention held at Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday afternoon (June 16) in Los Angeles.
Garrett Clayton and Gregg Sulkin debate over what do to about the phone call they’ve just recieved in this still from their new movie, Don’t Hang Up.
Premiering at the LA Film Festival next weekend, the flick is about an evening of drunken prank calls, which becomes a nightmare for a pair of teenagers when a mysterious stranger turns their own game against them…with deadly consequences.
Garrett spoke to JJJ about the flick, saying, “When I first saw it I was SO HAPPY it turned out the was it has. It’s polished, funny, and heart breaking. A LOT of heart went into the making of this movie. I’ve never seen myself as an aggressive man. Funny enough a couple friends came with me to the firsts screening. At the end they turned to me and said ‘I DID NOT KNOW YOU COULD DO THAT.’”
He added about working with directors Damien Macé and Alexis Wajsbrot, “I’ve never had two directors on a movie before BUT I love how Damien and Alexi balance each other.”
“I like to think of them as a kind of opposites attract situation. Alexi is VERY expressive actors director and loves to act out the scene with you! Where as Damien is very cool and collected not one to yell or be loud but knows how to speak to you to get what he needs from a scene. I had a GREAT time working with them. Who doesn’t love to hear stories of making the EPIC movies they have been a part of,” Garrett continued.
The event also stars Corbin Bleu, Pitch Perfect 2 stars Kelley Jakle, and Shelley Regner, as well as Emma Hunton, Matt Magnusson, Lindsay Pearce, Abraham Lim, Alec Cyganowski, and Zach Zagoria, with Elmo Zapp, Austin Farmer, Andrew Orbison and Alex Sellei rounding out the band for Stillwater and Humble Pie for the event being held at the Troubadour.
This music-driven love letter pays homage to the film set against the unforgettable music of the era, inspired by and satirizing the story of Stillwater, hard-working band making good, their devoted female fans, and the teenage journalist covering them on their Almost Famous tour from summer ‘73.
Almost Famous In Concert, which will be directed by Topher Rhys, tickets are on sale NOW for the June 12th event.
In fact, Garrett recently opened up about transitioning his career.
“When I finished working with Disney, I think I was just excited that I got to explore something completely outside of the box, and I think that’s all most actors can really ask for, to be lucky enough to have a versatile career,” Garrett told Out.com.