Rabbit Bandini Productions

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Rabbit Bandini Productions
IndustryFilm, television
HeadquartersBurbank, CA
Key people

Rabbit Bandini Productions is a film and television production company founded in 2003 by actors/filmmakers James Franco and Vince Jolivette. The name comes from combining the titular hero from John Updike's Rabbit tetralogy with the hero of John Fante's Ask the Dust, Arturo Bandini.[1]


Recent credits include director Gia Coppola's drama Palo Alto and Franco's directorial adaptations of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy's Child of God and Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying and The Sound and The Fury premiering at the 2014 Venice Film Festival.[2]

Rabbit Bandini Productions has multiple projects in various stages of development. In production, In Dubious Battle, based on the Steinbeck book of the same name.[3] The Adderall Diaries directed by Pamela Romanowsky, starring Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard and Christian Slater.[4]

Completed in 2015 was Justin Kelly's directorial adaptation of the biopic I Am Michael, with Franco, Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts and Zeroville directed by Franco, starring Megan Fox, Seth Rogen and Will Ferrell along with Franco.[5][6] The company teamed up with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on The Disaster Artist, which is financed by Good Universe.[7] In 2015, the company also produced "Actors Anonymous",[8][9] a film funded by Sara Von Kienegger, in conjunction with students and the USC Film School.



  1. ^ "What is James Franco Reading?". April 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (September 1, 2014). "Hot Venice Clip: James Franco's 'The Sound And The Fury'". Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 30, 2015). "James Franco Assembles Cast for Adaptation of 'In Dubious Battle'". Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Adderall Diaries - Tribeca Film Festival". Tribeca.
  5. ^ Debruge, Peter (January 25, 2015). "Sundance Film Review: 'I Am Michael'". Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Casting Net: Megan Fox, James Franco lead 'Zeroville'". October 24, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "James Franco Plans To Enter 'The Room' With Behind-The-Scenes Movie". Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "Actors Anonymous". January 1, 2000. Retrieved January 10, 2017 – via IMDb.
  9. ^ http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1264944. Retrieved January 10, 2017. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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