4:16pm PT by Mia Galuppo
Lucy Liu, Snoop Dogg Join James Franco's 'Future World'
James Franco's Future World just got a whole lot bigger.
Lucy Liu and Snoop Dogg will be joining Franco and Milla Jovovich in the post-apocalyptic indie thriller, along with fellow newcomers Method Man and Suki Waterhouse. Margarita Levieva and Jeffrey Wahlberg also have been added to the cast.
The pic is based on an original short story by Franco, and follows young Prince from the Oasis and a robot as they go on a daring journey of self-discovery through the violent and desolate world of the Wastelands.
Bruce Cheung and Jay Davis penned the film, which will be directed by Cheung and Franco. Iervolino Bacardi, Monika Bacardi, Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis will produce the project.
AMBI Group will finance and distribute Future World domestically, while AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of the AMBI Group, will handle global sales.
This is Franco's second collaboration with AMBI, the first being the multihyphenate's adaptation of the classic John Steinbeck novel In Dubious Battle.