New James Franco-Directed Film Discreetly Shown at Torino Film Festival Last Week; No American Media Coverage.

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The film "Pretenders," directed by James Franco and written by Josh Boone ("The New Mutants," "The Fault In Our Stars"), was apparently screened at the Torino Film Festival last week, but don't look for any information about it on a website that isn't Italian. Yes, it's rather odd, especially since since Franco and Boone are well-known and the cast of the film stars Franco, Juno Temple, Dennis Quaid, and Brian Cox.

My two cents on this is that the film had a low-key premiere in Italy to help build buzz despite the accusations surrounding Franco. It was probably meant as a fall festival film first but the accusations made it practically impossible and difficult to get into TIFF and Telluride.