A proto-punk Forrest Gump comes to Hollywood….
Join VIKAR (James Franco), a wide-eyed innocent in love with the movies, on one wicked trip to the heart of a pulsating, kaleidoscopic Hollywood. Naïve newcomer to the City of Angels, carrying nothing but his “outsider” past and a huge tattoo of Montgomery Clift & Elizabeth Taylor inked on his shaved skull; driven by the allure of cinema to the glittering temptations of Zeroville; a town where anything goes.
Encounter the parasites, the punks, the wannabes, the power-brokers and the crazies: meet VIKING MAN (Seth Rogen) – gatekeeper to all the right parties, a cigar-chomping surf hippie; Vikar’s eccentric Hollywood guide.
You’ll encounter: foul-mouthed industry veteran DOTTY (Jacki Weaver); the sinister FINANCIER (Danny McBride); sexy femme fatale SOLEDAD (Megan Fox) – a haunted “dame”, the electric charge to trigger Vikar’s breath-taking dive into the captivating world where movies are made.
Profoundly magical, funny, unsettling, and gorgeous – a love letter to Los Angeles and provocative satire of America’s fascination with itself, its cult of celebrity; a vision of the death of Old Hollywood.
ZEROVILLE: Where Nobody Knows Anything
James Franco – Vikar
Seth Rogen – Viking Man
Jacki Weaver – Dotty
Megan Fox – Soledad
Danny McBride – Financier
Dave Franco – Montgomery Clift
Craig Robinson – Burglar
Joey King – Zazi
Horatio Sanz – Francis Ford Coppola
Director – James Franco
Screenplay – Paul Felton and Ian Olds. Based on the novel by Steve Erickson
Producers – James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Caroline Aragon & Michael Mendelsohn