You'd be hard-pressed trying to define the work of actor James Franco, as he's starred in virtually every type of film genre, from drama to comedy to romance to experimental indies. Franco can now add "supernatural thriller" to the types of films he's starred in, with his latest, The Vault, receiving an all-new trailer, which you can watch above.
The film's synopsis is as follows:
"In order to save their brother Michael's life, the Dillon sisters, Leah and Vee have organized a bank robbery, but when the upstairs vault doesn't have enough money to cover Michael's debt, on the advice of Assistant Bank Manager Ed Maas, they drill into the downstairs vault. But the bank's basement hides a terrible secret and before long, the Dillons have to choose whether to face the police outside or the terrible supernatural forces in the vault below."
In addition to Franco, the film stars Francesca Eastwood, Taryn Manning, Scott Haze, Q'Orianka Kilcher and Clifton Collins Jr.
Earlier this year, Franco had a brief part in Alien: Covenant, but with his character exiting the narrative shortly after his debut, he didn't get to take part in the terrifying space adventure.
The actor has dabbled in the realm of horror and science fiction, starring in films like Rise of the Planet of the Apes and 127 Hours, but fans haven't seen him embrace a full-blown horror film quite like The Vault.
In 2013, Franco found success with This is the End, the comedy in which he and many other comedic actors played themselves trying to survive after a Biblical apocalypse occurred.
From demons to cannibals to severed heads, the film featured many horror elements, but mostly relied on those themes to set up punchlines. The filmmakers had clearly done their homework with the horror genre, however, using one sequence to reenact, at times verbatim, scenes from the 1968 classic Rosemary's Baby.
Also coming later this year is The Disaster Artist, in which Franco stars in addition to having directed. In that film, he plays filmmaker Tommy Wiseau, a man whose passions outweigh his talents, as he attempts to bring to life his melodramatic opus in The Room.0comments
The Disaster Artist also stars Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, and Alison Brie and will be hitting theaters on December 1.
The Vault will be available on VOD and in select theaters September 1.