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James Franco cast

Discussion in '11/22/63' started by Rrty, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    That's the news I'd been waiting to get the official thumbs up for since last week!
     
  3. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Zippy finally got stuck? :eyebrow:
     
  4. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

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  5. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Unlike the newspapers, fan sites, etc., I can't do anything about leaking that info until the thumbs up come from those above my pay grade and especially when it comes to the film productions that often doesn't happen until AFTER it's gone out and someone else posts a link. I'd been told the press release was going out last Thursday, then it was Friday or possibly Monday. And what day is this? None of those! :rage:
     
  6. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    I'm still waiting to have my question answered as to whether it will be on Hulu's free channel or only on their premium one. No idea about Canada as to be honest, I'm not that familiar with Hulu at all but will see if I can find out or perhaps someone here is familiar with the Hulu platform and can answer that for you.
     
  7. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

    Thanks. Apparently Hulu is still negotiating for rights in Canada, so I don't think we can even access the free channel.
     
  8. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    I'm going to have to assume this will be for subscribers.
     
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  9. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Not necessarily but that's what I want clarification for.
     
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  10. Van Blaricum

    Van Blaricum Deleted User

    I just saw this on Variety. I love James Franco, he's sweet. :cupcake:

    Ill be glad to see this. I bet it will get a lot of subscribers for Hulu.
     
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  11. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...good choice...he's got decent acting chops...
     
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  12. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    Ms. Mod, you're correct, I probably should state that this is my opinion only.

    If Hulu won't make this significant investment -- King, Abrams, and Franco can't possibly come cheap, at least in terms of profit participation -- only for its premium subscribers, at least initially, then I would question the logic of the Hulu premium model as a competitor against Netflix and Amazon. Indeed, if profit participation is by any chance being used to reduce upfront above-the-line costs and to keep the overall investment at a rational economic level, then it would stand to reason that sacrificing widespread viewership (and thus potential ad-supported monetization) would make sense for Hulu -- i.e., risk low exposure to the project for the chance of getting new subscriber trials.

    Plus, for a subscriber (and I am not one), imagine seeing that the King/Abrams is available through ad support...wouldn't that bug the subscriber? Shouldn't subscribers want others to pay so the economy of scale will help the company acquire more content?

    One last thing -- I believe there was a project I wanted to see (it might even have been Franco's documentary on Saturday Night Live) and I saw that it was only for subscribers. Thus, given all this, I predict the series will be subscriber-only. If you do find out, please let us know, as I am curious now.
     
  13. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    I was watching our wedding day video the other day from 1995, and I'll be damned if James Franco wasn't in it!!!......this guy is in EVERYTHING. He's the modern day Michael Caine...lol
     
  14. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    From the article at Deadline:

    "The thriller, based on the best-selling 2011 novel written by King, is described as an event series, but the streaming service is open to additional seasons, possibly focused on other historic events."

    That's it. I'm done already. I see this taking a horrific turn a la the Under the Dome TV series.
     
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  15. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    Sounds a lot like Quantum Leap or The Time Tunnel before it. I dunno, I liked both.
     
  16. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Never watched Quantum Leap but I did like The TIme Tunnel. I just don't want to see another SK book become the springboard for a crappy series.
     
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  17. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    Wasn't there a Quantum Leap that took King as an inspiration for the episode?

    I think opening up the show to other time periods might be interesting, but perhaps the usual suspects should be avoided. As an example, instead of anything to do with Lincoln, do something with 9-11.
     
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  18. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Everything you just said--that's what I was just about to post.
     
  19. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I'd bet it will only be on premium. There aren't many "HULU Exclusives" or "HULU Original Series" that are available on the free site. The premium isn't bad, though--$8/mo.
     
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  20. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    If he takes it seriously. He can be a marvel, but he can also be godawful. Let's hope for the former :)
     
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