James Franco is in talks to star in “The Game,” a MGM adaptation based upon Neil Strauss’ New York Times bestseller about picking up women.
According to THR, the actor-author-writer-director-unsatisfied Oscar host-student-man about town-seeker-performance artist-soap star is in the early stages of negotiations of Strauss’ “part memoir, part how-to guide” of how to get laid. He would be taking on the role of Mystery, whom you might remember from having his own VH1 reality show apply named The Pick Up Artist. That’s the show in which he taught clueless schlubs how to cast their lines out and reel in the ladies.
As we reported, he’s also in talks to play Hugh Hefnor and is set to play himself in The Apocalypse, the directorial debut of Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg which shoots this spring.