Los Angeles, July 10 (IANS) Actor James Franco will be seen portraying dual characters in TV series “The Deuce”, a new teaser for the drama has revealed.
HBO channel has released a new teaser for the show, and Franco will be seen playing Vincent and his twin brother Frankie Martino in the show, reported aceshowbiz.com.
The series will also feature actress Maggie Gyllenhaal who will play a character named Candy, a sex worker with an entrepreneurial spirit who is drawn into the emerging pornography industry.
The trailer is a sneak peek at how the Martino brothers are trying to build the first legalised porn industry in New York and also filming two female porn stars.
Hailing from “The Wire” creator David Simon and George Pelenacos, “The Deuce” follows the legalisation and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York beginning in the 1970s. Themes explored include the rise of HIV, the violence of the drug epidemic and the resulting real estate booms and busts that coincided with the change.
The cast also includes film and TV actress Emily Meade, Musician Anwar Glover, actor Gary Carr and TV actor Lawrence Gilliard Jr. The eight-episode series will premiere on September 10.