It was announced a few months ago that funding had been received by The Tribeca Film Institute for Ondi Timoner‘s Robert Mapplethorpe biopic. At that same time, it was also confirmed that James Franco would star as Mapplethorpe.
While we hadn’t heard much on the film since then, new photos have been released today that showcase Franco channeling the famous photographer. Also, it’s been revealed that the film is under the working title The Perfect Moment, the same title as Mapplethorpe’s 1989 traveling exhibition.
The photos where done by GQ Germany and they feature Franco pulling some of Mapplethorpe’s iconic poses. The film is expected to get underway later this year, though no official start date has been given as of yet.
We’ll keep you posted when we hear more.