This interview with the cast and creators of The Interview—Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Evan Goldberg—was conducted by VICE on December 9, two days before the world premiere of the film in Los Angeles.
It's natural to wonder why North Korea would go so overboard with their reaction to The Interview, especially when they have never responded so fiercely to a negative portrayal in American media before.
While speculation grows about who hacked Sony Pictures and published tens of gigabytes of their confidential information, a hacker from the team responsible has claimed they're North Korean and told us to go fuck ourselves.
This week, VICE premiered "This Charming Man," a meta music video from James Franco's band, Daddy, which is based off of a poem cycle inspired by the Smiths. Here are a few words about the project from James, as well as a few original poems.
I love an acting-career comeback, especially for someone as deserving as Jake Gyllenhaal. His role as a creepy, Los Angeles crime videographer in Nightcrawler signals a career revival that could be the next McConaissance.
I wanted the rights to Stephen's King's recent sci-fi novel about the JFK assassination, but J. J. Abrams is already adapting the excellent book into an online miniseries. Come on! That guy gets to do everything.
Using some inventive coding, James Hennessey and Freel & Gorse came up with this shoot, which pulls pictures from Instagram that correspond to specific hashtags, then layers them underneath the photos.
I recently started thinking and writing about the infamous LA serial killer. Not because I sympathized with him, or wanted to humanize what he had done, but because there was something in his extreme behavior that was fascinating.
Goat Boy is the cobbled-together remains of a student film I made based on Frank Bidart's poem, "Herbert White." These are the bits of backstory provided by Frank to fill out the title character. We cut out this backstory in our film, but later too…
In honor of the premiere of his film The Sound and the Fury at Venice and Toronto, here's a test Franco shot for a short film that was to be based on a Faulkner story. It's set during the early days of Faulkner's fictional county, Yoknapatawpha, Mi…
James Franco wrote us a short story inspired by his upcoming film with Gia Coppola that explores the genesis of JANE, the Hollywood Cowboy—a Ziggy Stardust–style rock 'n' roll Jesus who embodies the best and the worst of us.
My new favorite writer is William Gay. His writes about a community of backwoods Tennessee characters entangled by geography, blood, competition, greed, love, and vengeance. The thing about Gay is that he's the strange twin brother of Cormac McCarthy—or a…
So we did this series of photos and poems based on Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills. It was JANE's concept, but I actually shot the pictures. He got all the credit, and they ended up selling for like $15,000 each.
Where does reality end and begin? If our bodies and physical circumstances are only half of what we are, when we take on another layer of personality, what does it matter that it is digitally altered?