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Great interview with Fran posted last week @ Huffington Post:
When a movie sits on the shelf for this long, it’s usually a question of quality. How frustrating were the last couple of years, especially knowing that “Cabin” is so good?
It was obviously frustrating. It was a real test of my patience and sanity. I’m not kidding. You’re right: the common perception is that if it’s on the shelf, it’s bad. A lot of people said that to me. A lot of executives that knew the business really well — inside and out — they all said, “This is not a good sign. If it’s this long, it’ll never happen.” But I had so much faith in the movie, because I knew it was so good. I shot it, I read the script. I believed in my part, I believed in the movie, I believed in Joss and Drew. I never really lost faith, but then that made me kinda look like the crazy person. Even my parents, you could see it in their eyes, they felt sorry for me that I was still holding onto this movie that I shot a year or two ago.
When “Dollhouse” was canceled and “Cabin in the Woods” was shelved, I didn’t get the same amount of work. My career seemed to be on a forward trajectory and then it kinda plateaued. I was just an actor just like any typical actor in L.A., but I would keep bringing up “Cabin in the Woods,” being like “It’s really good.” So it was kinda pathetic. For sure. But I never lost faith, and the response so far has been really good — who knows how we’ll do at the box office, but I’m proud of it. I’m very proud of the movie. There’s great satisfaction in the fact that it is out and that Lionsgate believes in it and there are a lot of people who get the movie and love it.
Flyby to post the second trailer from Joss Whedon’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s, Much Ado About Nothing:
A little something from Fran about Much Ado About Nothing, which is something I think we’ve all been waiting for!
“[Whedon] shot that while he was on vacation,” says Kranz. “I remember he said he was going to go to Italy with his wife and kids, then all of a sudden he started to shoot a movie, which is crazy… He does a lot of readings at his house, he’s a great host. He always has people over, but he likes to have something to do, something specific. Sometimes he’ll read plays. One night we all read ‘A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream’. He called me one day and said he was thinking about doing ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, but filming it this time. That struck me as doing something handheld, with a Flipcam or something. Not something big with grip trucks, all of this equipment and stuff. But that’s what it turned into.”
Nearly a month late with this – sorry, everyone! I’ve had a hard time getting back into my fansites and am looking for help with news and media, if anyone’s interested?
Added 5 MQ photos of Fran at the Death Of A Salesman Broadway Opening Night on March 15, 2012:
Been waiting for this!
Another neat project update, this time for Joss Whedon’s modern adaption of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” in which Fran will be joined by Nathan Fillion, Tom Lenk, Amy Acker and more! Check it out!
Make sure to read read up on the project at Entertainment Weekly!
Note: Congrats to everyone involved (both those who contributed, and the cast/writers/producers/directors/crew) for making the 102% mark on the kickstarter campaign for Lust for Love!
I’ve added 80 good quality screencaptures from the video below announcing Fran‘s latest project, an upcoming crowd funded film called Lust for Love. Crowd funded means that YOU can help Fran‘s film go to production, and there are a lot of neat things you can get by pledging – DVDs, TShirts, exclusive access to media and more! Make sure to check out their Kickstarter page for more info, or use the widget on our sidebar to pledge!
The film also stars some Dollhouse favorites such as the lovely and talented Dichen Lachman, handsome and multi-talented Enver Gjokaj, gorgeous and lively Maurissa Tancharoen and Buffy/Dr. Horrible alumni Felicia Day!
Thanks to Melanie for sending this in, a great interview with Fran from just before the filming of Orange County (which was the role that made me a fan):
Kranz prefers theater to film. He said, “While working on Donnie Darko, I felt like all the actors were little prostitutes and the director dictated our every move. I haven’t done that much film work, but it seems to me that a film isn’t the actor’s work. In a play, you control the character—it’s really your role. Theater is much more of an art.”
Unfortunately, thanks to the fact that there’s only one theater in this small town and it only plays one film a week, I won’t be able to see it opening weekend but if anyone else gets to check it out and would like to let FKF know how it was, please tweet @FranKranzFan or check us out on Facebook!
Best of luck to DoaWK 2, here’s hoping it’s #1 this weekend!
I’ve added several HQ photos from 3 events in 2006 and 2007 including the world premiere of Careless and the Tribecca Film Festival and ThinkFilm premieres of TV Set:
April 28, 2006 – Tribeca Film Festival Premiere of TV Set
March 28, 2007 – Think Film Presents the Premiere of TV Set
June 09, 2007 – World Premiere of Careless at CineVegas Film Festival