Franco Suffers “Maladies” With Cumming

Alan Cumming, James Franco, Claire Danes and Catherine Keener are all starring in the currently shooting “Maladies” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on a successful actor who retires at a young age due to what is believed to be a mental illness. Cumming’s role will only be a small one, the actor saying “I’m just doing a little part … and just for Christmas.”

Openly gay artist Carter, a frequent collaborator of Franco, is directing the film.