HBO Plans James Franco Porn Drama

HBO has ordered two new pilots from “The Wire” and “Treme” creator David Simon with one of them being a 1970s porn drama starring James Franco as twins.

“The Deuce” will follow the legalization and subsequent rise of the mob-controlled porn industry in New York of the early 1970s and continues through the mid-1980s until the HIV crisis, cocaine epidemic and gentrification of Times Square brought it all down.

Acclaimed “Breaking Bad” helmer Michelle MacLaren will direct the pilot with Franco set to play twin brothers who were a key part of this world. Simon and George Pelecanos have penned the pilot, Richard Price worked on subsequent scripts and all five will executive produce alongside Nina K. Noble.

The other pilot is a present-day Washington D.C.-set political drama that’s still untitled and will look at the influence of money on national governance.

Source: The Live Feed