Dallas remains on High James Franco Alert, as the actor is in town to film a new Hulu mini-series based on Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63, which follows a high school teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (Side note: It’s a pretty good book for late-period King, but like most of his novels, the ending is silly.)
Dealey Plaza is shut down for filming from 7 am to 7:30 pm today through Thursday, and cavalcades of extras and period cars are filling up the area. Outside of the blocked-off space downtown: Traffic. Lots and lots of traffic.
We’ll have to wait until Thursday to hear the sounds of live blank gunfire, but until then we can snoop around Dealey Plaza and play the “Find photos of James Franco on social media” game. Dallas’ public information officer can so far be credited with the clearest documented Franco sighting.
Update: We have word from the man himself, and I’ve added a few extra photos.
— TheSixthFloorMuseum (@SixthFlrMuseum) October 5, 2015
— Sana Syed (@dallaspiosana) October 5, 2015
Extras wait to be placed at Dealey Plaza for filming Stephen King's mini series 11-22-63 @ Dealey Plaza in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/MOo6FJtrL2
— DMN Photo (@dallasnewsphoto) October 6, 2015
— Monica Hernandez (@MHernandezWFAA) October 6, 2015
— TheSixthFloorMuseum (@SixthFlrMuseum) October 6, 2015
— Kristin Weisell (@KristinWeisKRLD) October 6, 2015
Out here shamelessly rubbernecking at Dealey Plaza pic.twitter.com/SVtSzomRE1
— Alex Macon (@Alexdmacon) October 6, 2015