August 12, 2013 9:15 am
Updated: August 12, 2013 9:19 am

James Franco working on 3D drama in Montreal

James Franco, pictured in August 2013.

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TORONTO — Actor James Franco is in Montreal this week to begin work on Every Thing Will Be Fine, the latest feature film by German director Wim Wenders.

Franco plays Tomas, a writer who loses control of his life after striking and killing a child while driving around following a fight with his girlfriend.

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“[It] is an intimate drama that tells the story of a man who sees the world through different eyes after suffering a traumatic shock,” explained Wenders, in a release. “He has to learn to accept what he can no longer change.”

Written by Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, the film follows Tomas over a 12-year period.

Every Thing Will Be Fine also stars British actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, who starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in Lars von Trier’s 2011 drama Melancholia, and Montreal’s Marie-Josée Croze (The Barbarian Invasions).

Unusual for a drama of this scale, Every Thing Will Be Fine will be shot in 3D.

“I am convinced that the medium of 3D will be able to open up an entirely new dimension of emotional closeness to our story and its protagonists,” said Wenders, who made the acclaimed 2011 documentary Pina in 3D.

Franco, whose list of credits include this year’s Oz the Great and Powerful and Spring Breakers, made 2008’s Camille in Ontario.

Every Thing Will Be Fine is set to be released next year.

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