Last weekend’s Oscars apparently drained James Franco of a good chunk of his considerable power. In news that I thought I’d never have to report, James Franco is actually leaving a project. The movie, which is now destined to make history as “the one that Franco isn’t in,” is Noah Baumbach‘s While We’re Young. Franco had to drop out because of his signing on to star in The Great and Powerful, which indicates that he’s at least temporarily lost his ability to be in two places at once.
Franco’s power drain is also having an impact on his less-prolific colleagues – Cate Blanchett was also attached to the project before dropping out. No reason is given although it’s being speculated that her duties with The Hobbit are the source of a conflict.
Fans of James Franco will have to settle for merely seeing him in every aspect of modern life that isn’t While We’re Young. (via The Playlist)