James Franco is set to play cocaine-addicted lawyer who becomes involved with a young porn starlet in the indie drama “Cherry” reports Variety.
The story follows a troubled eighteen-year-old girl who moves to San Francisco, where she enters the porn industry. Heather Graham will play a former porn star-turned-director who becomes mildly obsessed with the starlet.
Also in negotiations to join the cast are Dev Patel as the girl’s best friend who’s in love with her, and Lili Taylor as her alcoholic mother. The starlet role itself has yet to be cast.
Author Stephen Elliott (“The Adderall Diaries”) will direct and co-wrote the script with Lorelei Lee. Liz Destro (“Explicit Ills”) is producing and shooting kicks off next month in San Francisco.