Most people would agree that James Franco is a pretty decent actor, but does that make the privilege of spending time with him worth over your hard-earned cash?
The answer, if you ask him, is yes.
RadarOnline reports that the star is offering up a new form of payment to actresses who are willing to join him in making his big screen adaptation of William Faulkner classic The Sound and the Fury.
Unfortunately, James isn’t offering up the type of currency that can pay bills, buy groceries, or make it rain — he’s just offering up the pleasure of his company and saying it’s worth cash. Cool, huh?
The casting notice for the low-budget movie, reads, “For those wanting to work with James, that in itself can be considered great currency. He is a fantastic director and quite loyal to his actors!! This story is both deep and rich!”
While there are plenty of actors and actresses in the world who are willing to work for free or low pay, especially with a world-famous star, the patronizing nature of the announcement more or less negates any presumed value James’ presence might add.
And more importantly, try as you might, you can’t eat hipster cred.