James Franco to Star in Wim Wenders’ Every Thing Will Be Fine


James Franco has signed to star in Wim Wenders’ Every Thing Will Be Fine. He will play a writer who causes the accidental death of a child.

Production will begin on location in Montreal from August 15 and continue in January 2014. The screenplay is by Norwegian writer Bjørn-Olaf Johannessen. The film will be shot in 3D.

Gian-Piero Ringel will produce the film through his and Wenders’ Neue Road Movies banner.

HanWay Films will handle international sales and introduce the film to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

Franco will play Tomas, a writer, who accidentally causes the death of a child. The story follows Tomas through the next twelve years, searching for the footprints of the accident on his life, as well as on the life of Kate, the child’s mother.

Wenders, whose last film Pina was Oscar-nominated and grossed more than $30 million worldwide, said: “‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’ is a family drama, unravelling over the course of 12 years.

“A story of guilt and forgiveness, and of accepting things you cannot change anymore. We wrote it with 3D in mind, and I’m convinced that the medium lends itself really well to an intimate story.”

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