NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor James Franco says he plans to make a new film with two people who worked on his acclaimed 1999 TV series, "Freaks and Geeks."
The "Flyboys" and "Spider-Man" star told reporters in New York he will headline "Pineapple Express," a big-screen comedy written by "Freaks and Geeks" writer/producer Judd Apatow and co-starring "Freaks" actor Seth Rogen.
Apatow and Rogen also collaborated on the hit 2005 movie, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."
"'Freaks and Geeks' was probably one of the most fun (work experiences I have ever had,)" Franco said. "The sad thing is, at the time, I didn't realize how great an environment and an experience it was. We had such great writers on that and everyone was so perfectly cast and the producers set up such a safe place for everyone to create in. It was really great."
Although a favorite of critics and the focus of a loyal fanbase, the NBC show about teen life circa 1979 was canceled after only one season.