James Franco will serve as the director, producer and one of the stars of the film "The Long Home." (Photo via Instagram/@jamesfrancotv)
HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
Filming is underway on a second James Franco movie that is being filmed in Cincinnati this May.
Hamilton County, Butler County and Cincinnati will serve as the backdrop for the film "The Long Home," which is based on the 1999 William Gay novel.
"The Long Home" is about a young contractor that is hired to build a "honky-tonk" bar in Tennessee by a man who killed his father.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Franco, Ashton Kutcher, Josh Hartnett, Courtney Love and NKY native Josh Hutcherson are some of the stars set to be in the film.
Franco alongside Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis of Rabbit Bandini are teaming up with the Cincinnati Film Commission to produce the film while Franco and the production company is in town to shoot Franco's other film, "Goat."
Nick Jonas will star in the Franco produced movie “Goat” which is shooting throughout the month. The movie is an adaptation of author Brad Land's memoir about fraternity hazing.
Filming kicked off Monday in Springfield Township and shift Tuesday morning to Uncle Woody's Bar on Calhoun Street near the University of Cincinnati.