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James Franco Searching For Creative Side in Maladies Film Release

James Franco is exploring his creative side in the upcoming film ‘Maladies,’ which is set to be released in select theaters and On Demand this month. The drama will begin its theatrical release in Los Angeles on March 21, with its iTunes and VOD release to follow on March 25.

‘Maladies’ was written and directed by the internationally acclaimed multimedia artist, Carter. Besides Franco, the film also stars Fallon Goodson, who the actor became impressed with while they were shooting the drama. Following the ‘Maladies’ shoot, he cast her in his directorial efforts, ‘Child of God’ and ‘Black Dog, Red Dog.’ ‘Maladies’ also features Catherine Keener, David Strathairn and Alan Cumming

The following synopsis for ‘Maladies’ has been released:

A daring new film from internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Carter, ‘Maladies’ charts the struggles of an unstable former soap opera star (James Franco) in 1960’s New York as he tries to restart his floundering creative career. Hoping to find clarity and new purpose as a writer, he holes up with his eccentric sister (Fallon Goodson) at the seaside home of their best friend (Catherine Keener). But as he disappears further into his own mind, reality begins to slip through his grasp. Featuring an award-winning ensemble, including David Strathairn and Alan Cumming, ‘Maladies’ is a heartfelt but defiantly unconventional exploration of the creative mind.

Written by: Karen Benardello

James Franco Searching For Creative Side in Maladies Film Release

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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