Today we have the first look at Maladies, starring James Franco and directed by his close friend who goes by the name of Carter. Maladies is currently being shopped around at the Cannes Film Festival and is looking for release this year.
The film nearly went to Sundance earlier this year but was held back in order to finish some editing. For those unfamiliar with the film, it focuses on three characters who struggle to coexist together.
Check out the plot summary below.
“The film follows three people struggling to coexist together in a little house in a beach town, separated and bonded by their mental illnesses from the rest of the world. James Franco plays a former actor whose schizophrenia forces him to leave his craft and remain only a shell of his former self. Catherine Keener supports his the cross-dressing best friend whose struggle with her own gender identity precludes her from keeping the group together, and Fallon Goodson rounds out the trio as Franco’s sister whose mental detachment exacerbates the tensions already prevalent in the house.”
From what we know, the film seems promising and hopefully we will see Maladies premiere later this year. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see it head to Toronto or Venice for the film festivals.
Maladies stars James Franco, Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Alan Cummings and Fallon Goodson.
Check out the photos and poster below and the banner above.