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Franco and Stiller On Board for Baumbach's "While We're Young"

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    From director Danny Boyle comes James Franco as Aron Ralston, a real-life mountain climber who in 2003 had his right arm pinned beneath a boulder, leaving him ultimately with no choice but the hack off his own arm. (Published Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010)

    James Franco and Ben Stiller, both coming off some of the best reviews of their respective careers, are teaming up for a cross-generational comedy.

    Franco and Stiller will co-star in "While We're Young," a new film being prepped by Noah Baumbach, reported Vulture.

    "127 Hours"

    [NATL] "127 Hours"
    From director Danny Boyle comes James Franco as Aron Ralston, a real-life mountain climber who in 2003 had his right arm pinned beneath a boulder, leaving him ultimately with no choice but the hack off his own arm. (Published Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010)

    Set in Brooklyn, the comedy will be about a twenty-something couple--Franco and possibly Greta Gerwig--that forces a buttoned-down documentarian, Stiller, and his wife, possibly Cate Blanchett, to lighten up.

    Word is that the role of Stiller's wife was originally intended for Jennifer Jason Leigh, but that her having recently filed for divorce from Baumbach has forced him to consider other options, like Blanchett.

    "Greenberg"

    [NATL] "Greenberg"
    Ben Stiller teams up with writer director Noah Baumbach to present the story of a navel-gazing forty-something who gets a too-good look at himself and his life while house sitting for his younger, happier, more successful brother. (Published Thursday, Mar 11, 2010)

    Franco can currently be seen sawing off his own arm in "127 Hours," while Stiller's "Little Fockers" drops Dec. 22--if the thought of watching it is just too depressing, maybe you can find "Greenberg" at your local second-run theater.