James Franco, Scott Haze, Ahna O’Reilly turn iconic movie moments on their head in AOL’s genre-bending, scene-melding, one-of-a-kind digital comedy “Making a Scene With James Franco” premiering Wednesday, September 17
James Franco is recreating some of cinema’s most iconic moments in the 10-episode comedy “Making A Scene With James Franco” premiering Wednesday, September 17 on AOL Originals. Well yes, the NoHo Arts District dot Com team is a big fan of James Franco, but we are also huge fans of Scott Haze, the owner of NoHo’s The Sherry Theater who is one of the collaborators on this digital comedy. We are proud of our North Hollywood folks and are happy to showcase their work and successes.
Born out of the his love of movies and a childhood spent acting out scenes with his brothers, “Making a Scene” features James collaborating with his creative team and fellow actors, including Scott Haze (“Child of God”) and Ahna O’Reilly (“The Help”), to produce one-of-a-kind reimaginings of classic big-screen moments. Whether it’s an irreverent twist on genre or a mash-up of two entirely different scenes, the series throws convention out the window and in the end delivers a truly unique – and always hilarious — twist on cinematic history.
The first four installments of “Making a Scene” – all available September 17th on AOL Originals – span the big-screen spectrum, with “Dirty Dancing Dogs,” a bloody romantic blend of the timeless “Dirty Dancing” and the gritty “Reservoir Dogs”; “Here’s Jimmy,” a transformative look at horror classic “The Shining” as a feel-good rom-com; “Silent Taxi Driver,” a catchphrase-less take on the Robert De Niro fave; and “BatJuice,” a one-of-a-kind blend of exactly what you’d expect: “Batman” and “Beetlejuice.”
“Making a Scene With James Franco” is executive produced by Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis for Rabbit Bandini Productions and Eric Day, Mark Koops and Michael Mihovilovich for Trium Entertainment.
Coinciding with the September 17 launch, AOL Originals will host “James Franco Live on AOL: Making a Scene,” an interactive premiere event that will feature a first look at clips from the series, along with a real-time Q&A discussion between James Franco and both the moderator, Entertainment Weekly’s Senior Writer Tim Stack, and those following along via social media. Fans, press members and everyone in virtual attendance will be invited to join the conversation by simply submitting questions and reactions online using the hashtag #AskJamesFranco.
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