James Franco to Play Hugh Hefner

December 22, 2011 By:
James Franco to Play Hugh Hefner

James Franco will appear as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner in the new Linda Lovelace biopic. His part is just a cameo and reportedly will only take one day of filming.

He was originally going to play Lovelace’s husband Chuck Traynor, but then they probably looked deep into his lazy shark eyes and general creepy nonchalance and realized that James Franco IS Hugh Hefner.

The film is being titled Lovelace and stars Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace herself and now Peter Sarsgaard will play her husband. Wow, they are just loading up the cast with weepy-eyed stoner types.

Lovelace tells the story of Linda Lovelace who once stared in the world’s most famous porno, Deep Throat. Franco will be on hand for the scene where Lovelace visits the iconic Playboy mansion to have a talk with Mr. Hefner.

I can’t wait for this to happen, mostly because I want to see James Franco in a robe and a captain’s hat.

Franco only picks quality movies to star in, and super indie stuff, like Milk and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Wait, what?) okay except for the Planet of the Apes faux pas (what was he thinking?) he slams Hollywood fodder like the Twilight franchise, for it’s overt sexual tone.

“For a film that claims to be sexually responsible, the Twilight movies are awfully dependent on teenage sex to attract viewers. The actors prance about like pieces of meat… Taylor Lautner’s rippling teenage chest is just a little better than the child beauty-pageant stars at the end of Little Miss Sunshine,” Franco recently said.

This being said, he’s going to play Hugh Hefner in a movie? I hope he’s okay with actors prancing around like pieces of meat…because that’s the movie you just signed on for Franco!