James Franco Film Shot In Capital Region Sets Opening
"The Pretenders," filmed locally in 2016, is gearing up for a Fall release.
So many great movies have been filmed here in the Capital Region over the years, so it was no surprise when James Franco came to town in 2016 to film one of his projects called 'The Pretender's.' According to a Times Union report, that movie is set to be released on Friday, September 27th. Capital Region filming locations include Union College, College of Saint Rose, Palace Theatre and Lombardo's in Albany.
The Times Union says the plot of the movie is centered around "...an aspiring filmmaker who falls for a beautiful young woman..." and stars Jack Kilmer and Jane Levy. James Franco appears in the movie as well, which also stars Dennis Quaid.
The Times Union quotes a negative Hollywood Reporter review of the film, but at this point with the local interest - this movie feels like one you just have to see. And let's be honest, there have been plenty of films that have been critically panned that went on to be considered great films. Even if it is terrible, at least you will get some local Capital Region flavor!