Another month, another creative outlet for James Franco. While just last week we saw Franco dabble in music, with his project Daddy, this week the Hollywood heavyweight is trying his hand at fashion film once more, after recent collaborations with the likes of 7 For All Mankind proved positive for the 34 year-old.
This time teaming up with the ‘million dollar’ shoe man Stuart Weitzman, Franco directs supermodel Petra Nemcova as she struts her stuff through the Lower East Side of Manhattan in her Backflip leopard print booties and a barely there mesh bodysuit, to a modern rendition of Patsy Cline’s, “Walking After Midnight,” which also serves as the name for the series. The first instalment of the short film series which will feature four vignettes released every Wednesday in October, was inspired by 80s cult film Mondo New York, and sees the Sports Illustrated star model various looks from the covetable brand, as she explores hot spots such as Le Baron nightclub, Peels restaurant and Freeman’s Alley.
While Franco’s take on fashion film is extremely sleek and well executed and basically gives us a chance to talk about him AGAIN, we can’t help but miss him in front of the camera. So James, take a step away from the supermodels and be our favourite leading man once more.