Actor fuels speculation that he might work with singer in future
James Franco has written a lengthy poetic essay about his love for Lana Del Rey and revealed that he wants to produce a film based on one of the singer’s ideas.
In the letter, published by V Magazine, The Interview actor Franco gushed that Del Rey “isn’t made for this Earth” and prompted speculation that the pair might work together in the future. “I wanted to interview Lana for a book and she said, ‘Just write around me, it’s better if it’s not my own words. It’s almost better if you don’t get me exactly, but try,'” Franco said.
He added: “She has this idea for a film. I want to do it because it’s a little like Sunset Boulevard. A woman is alone in a big house in LA. She doesn’t want to go out. She starts to go crazy, and becomes paranoid because she feels like people are watching her. Even in her own house. It’s like an awesome B-movie that lives in Lana’s head. It’s about her, and it’s not about her. Just like her music.”
Franco has expressed his adoration of Del Rey in the past. In December, the actor told Howard Stern that he wanted to “make love to her music”. “There’s a weird thing with creative types,” he said. “Sometimes I love a person’s work and, like, I’m just so enamoured with that and their persona in their work. But outside of that, it’s like, our dynamic is we’re just kind of friends, we get along so well. But all this sexual attraction is for the person and the work.”
Earlier this month, Del Rey revealed her third album will be called ‘Honeymoon’. It was reported that the singer has written nine tracks for the album already, which she says will be “very different” to last year’s ‘Ultraviolence’. It will also include a cover of the Nina Simone version of ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’. “I’m looking for a few more songs to tie everything together,” the singer explained.