James Franco stars as a version of himself in This Is the End, a laugh-out-loud comedy from screenwriters Evan Goldberg and the film’s star Seth Rogen. The “in the movie” Franco is throwing a bash for all his Hollywood friends, including Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Jonah Hill. As shown in the This Is the End trailer, the evening does not quite end as planned.
One thing is definitely congruent in both film and fact, and that is that Franco is an artist who adores painting. His work is featured prominently in the film, often to humorous results. In real life, inspired by the movie he made with his BFFs, Franco took to the streets of L.A. and Brooklyn and painted a mural and we’ve got a video from Sony Pictures showing the artist at work
For those of you in Los Angeles, the mural can be found at Melrose and Fairfax. And in Brooklyn, look for it on Bedford and Grand.
This Is the End also features a slew of killer cameos, including Emma Watson, Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling and even McLovin’ himself, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Look for the film when it opens June 12 and be prepared to fall out of your chair laughing as your favorite stars deal with the end of the world, as we know it.