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