Actor is backing Clinton to be the next US President

James Franco has endorsed Hillary Clinton to be the next US President, describing her as a “fucking wizard” in a new endorsement video.

Posting the clip to Instagram, Franco says of Clinton: “The smartest guy in the room is always her. After she opens a can of whoop-ass, she always recycles the can.”

He adds: “Her secret service code name is ‘Hermione’, because she’s a fucking wizard. She’s… the most interesting woman in the world.”

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I don't usually endorse candidates, but when I do they're extraordinary #MostInterestingWoman

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Last week it was reported that Franco is being sued over an incident alleged to have taken place at a Lana Del Rey gig in 2014.

Franco has long been known to be a fan of the ‘Video Games’ singer. In 2015, he published a book called Flip-Side: Real And Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey, having previously penned a short essay about Del Rey for V Magazine.

Now TMZ reports that Franco is being accused by photographer David Tonnessen of headbutting him during Del Rey’s gig at Hollywood Forever Cemetery two years ago.

It is claimed that “unprovoked, [Franco] viciously charged and head-butted [Tonnessen] in the stomach” after Tonnessen had been taking photos of the star.

In the complaint, Franco is described by Tonnessen as having been “smiling, rather demonically… [with a] blank expression of joy on his face”.

Tonnessen claims that he was hospitalised as a result of the attack and has suffered “permanent injuries” since. He is suing medical expenses, plus other damages.