ABC has started uncorking short promos in which Anne Hathaway and James Franco get ready for their plum gig as hosts of this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
In the first video, Franco (Oscar-nommed for 127 Hours) and Hathaway (a nominee in 2008) “train” à la Rocky for filmdom’s biggest night, including the “escape plan” for any possible wardrobe malfunction involving the seldom clad star of Love and Other Drugs:
I’ll give Hathaway this much; she does a comically great job of selling that scream!
In a newer promo, the twosome practice inviting viewers to tune in for the telecast, which airs Sunday, February 27, on ABC:
The selection of Franco and Hathaway to lord over this year’s Academy Awards raised an eyebrow or two, if only because of their relative youth (when compared to previous hosts). But do you think that burst of vitality could play in the program’s favor?