If you always thought of James Franco as either too baked or too bookish to toss a room like a rock star, think again. In the latest issue of Wholphin, a periodic DVD anthology of short films curated by the good folks at McSweeney’s, the Pineapple Express star trashes what looks like some random person’s studio apartment with the kind of determined fury that would make Keith Moon, or at least a Kate Moss-era Johnny Depp, beam like a proud papa. An aluminum bat is used. As is a staple gun.
The 32-minute film is titled The Room Before and After and was directed by Dave Eggers — McSweeney’s poobah and author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. It’s available on Wholphin No. 8. And yes, this video snippet from the film has been around for several weeksalready, but we just wanna make sure everyone has had the chance towitness the brilliance that is James Franco going ape.