According to the Hollywood Reporter, James Franco is in talks to star in a movie adaptation of the best selling book, The Game (and no this isn’t another one about sports).
The Game is a best selling book written by Neil Strauss and is about how to pick up and charm women. The adaptation was first announced in July 2011 and is going to be written and directed by David Levien and Brian Koppleman.
Here is the official description of the plot:
Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the bestselling author, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the year — guaranteed to change the lives of men and transform the way women understand the opposite sex forever.
On his journey from AFC (average frustrated chump) to PUA (pick-up artist) to PUG (pick-up guru), Strauss not only shares scores of original seduction techniques but also has unforgettable encounters with the likes of Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Heidi Fleiss, and Courtney Love. And then things really start to get strange — and passions lead to betrayals lead to violence. The Game is the story of one man’s transformation from frog to prince — to prisoner in the most unforgettable book of the year.
Franco starred earlier this year in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and recently finished shooting Oz The Great and Powerful, set for release in March of 2013. He’ll also star in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers and is up for a cameo in Lovelace.
Franco better be careful filming this adaptation or he is going to make his body pillow jealous.