James Franco to Star in '70s Adult Film Drama, 'The Deuce'
James Franco will play the role of mob twins Vincent and Frankie Martino.
BY XAVIER PIEDRA
HBO has ordered a new
series that will take place in Times Square during
the rise of the porn industry during the 70s. From the creators of The
Wire, the upcoming HBO drama The Deuce will star James Franco as mobster twins
Vincent and Frankie Martino— forerunners of the sex
of The Deuce was street slang for the block of 42nd
street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues before it was cleaned up by the late
90s. The series will follow the legalization of the porn industry before the
rise of HIV and the cocaine epidemic that ended the era.
also star alongside Broadway star and actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal will
be playing the role of Candy, a prostitute who works her way into the porn
airdate has been released, but it's a safe bet that Franco will probably be