Dave Franco might be getting the chance to lead his own franchise in the near future and quite frankly (pun intended), it’s about time. After terrific turns in supporting roles in films like 21 Jump Street and Neighbors, the actor is truly ready to break out and it looks like he’ll be able to do so in Sony’s adaptation of The Intern’s Handbook.
Based on Shane Kuhn’s novel of the same name, the film is described as “part confessional and part DIY manual” and will see the rising star playing John Lago, a successful hit man who “infiltrates top-level companies and assassinate crooked executives while disguised as an intern.” In The Intern Handbook, Lago faces his final and toughest assignment yet, as he’s pitted against an FBI agent named Alice, who is tasked with “taking down the same law partner that he’s been assigned to kill.”
The hope is to turn the film into a franchise and presumably build Franco’s already rising star. Producer Neal Moritz sounded pretty confident in the actor’s ability to lead The Internet’s Handbook, and had the following to say about it:
“We really feel like he’s the next star. We just think he has immense talent as a leading man and he’s someone who can do humor. He’s paid his dues. He’ s built a great resume of co-starring roles and he’s ready to be a lead. He’s not some guy being plucked from nowhere and told he’s the next big thing.”
I’ve been a big Dave Franco fan ever since he first made people sit up and take notice of him in 21 Jump Street. I think he’s a tremendously charismatic, likeable and talented young actor and news of him getting his own franchise is definitely exciting. It’s just what he needs to really become a household name (which he deserves to be) and I don’t think he’ll have any trouble in the lead role here.
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