James Franco The Deuce

James Franco Porn Drama The Deuce Ordered to Series at HBO

James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal are making Times Square dirty again. (Sorry, Walt Disney!)

Franco and Gyllenhaal will star in The Deuce, an HBO drama series about the legalization and rise of the porn industry in New York City’s best-known tourist trap, our sister site Deadline reports. The Deuce will also likely chronicle the downfall of porn’s presence in Times Square, which was brought upon by “the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market.”

Additional cast members include Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva (Revenge), Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Dominique Fishback and Emily Meade.

The pilot is written by David Simon (The Wire) and George Pelecanos (Treme), with Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad) set to direct.

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