Silver Lake's James Franco to Be Subject of Film

Performance artist Marina Abramovic says she has begun to develop a film about the actor.


Marina Abramovic, called by some "the mother of performance art," says she's going to try filmmaking.

And Silver Lake-based renaissance man James Franco will be her subject.

"I think he’s the most interesting actor of the moment," she told Elle magazine Saturday at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica.

"He could just be another Hollywood actor and that’s it–like everyone else. But he’s crossing all kinds of borders and not always with great success. For him, process is more important than the result."

That would presumably include Franco's many advanced degrees and the band Daddy, which he rolled out this fall.

Elle reports that the film will give a "behind the scenes" look at Franco's life, which according to Abramovic involves very little sleep.

Will it also take us inside Franco's Silver Lake compound high in the hills above Ralph's on Glendale Boulevard?

Franco bought the two-unit compound late last summer according to real estate records.

It was supposedly once owned by D.W. Griffith, says Curbed L.A., and more recently costume designer Janie Bryant.

Abramovic, who's also the subject of a new documentary and a restrospective at New York's Museum of Contemporary Art, has some work to finish before she starts rolling her cameras.

But we'll be looking for them.

Jennifer Lynn March 18, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Mr. Cool is ruining our neighborhood and using it for commercial/business practices. If it was just a celeb moving in and being private,safe and neighborly, I'd have no problem. He opened a BUSINESS in my neighborhood. NOT COOL. Safety, parking, trash and privacy issues escalating since the residence has become a BUSINESS 1. The building has been using up all available parking spaces on the street. 2. When they run out of parking spaces they park illegally. 3. The parking issues also concern me with safety - my driveway is directly across the street from this mess and tricky enough to maneuver as it is, plus there are CHILDREN in the neighborhood. At one point the children had even designed and erected a sign in front of their house that said " Watch for Kids ". 4. Not only do they not care about the trash they are generating that blows from inside of their garage to across the street, they also have removed tickets from their vehicles and just thrown them on the ground in my driveway. 5. Privacy has been violated via large, ominous men around the property 24/7 watching every move I make within their view ( which is significant considering where they usually park or post themselves ) Personally I have to interject that the feeling is indescribable and disturbing at best. Complaints with the LAHD have been filed. I love my neighborhood, it is my sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle...or at least it used to be.
Anthea Raymond March 19, 2013 at 12:47 AM
@Jennifer --Would you be willing to post this comment as a blog on our site?


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