Friday, April 8, 2016

Pornography. Murder. James Franco.

Pornography. Greed. Murder. Arson. Those are the ingredients, in order, of a Sacramento State professor’s riveting true crime book that is being turned into a film produced by and starring the sexually enigmatic James Franco.

Andrew Stoner, a professor of communication studies at Sac State, co-authored the book with Peter Conway in 2012: “Cobra Killer: Gay Porn, Murder and the Manhunt to Bring the Killers to Justice.”

The film, “King Cobra,” will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and has an impressive cast, including ‘80s heartthrobs Christian Slater, playing the murder victim, and Molly Ringwald. The film will also screen in June at the San Francisco international LGBTQ film festival, Frameline. A wider theatrical release is yet to be determined.

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