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James Franco

In Case You're Wondering, the Twins James Franco Plays on 'The Deuce' Are Real People

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When The Deuce was first announced, it had a lot going for it. The fact that it was set in '70s New York City brings instant setting and period-piece goodness. Then you've got the creative juices of The Wire writer David Simon, who's a research-heavy, plot-charting mastermind. Then you've got the source material: the beginnings of the booming adult-film industry, and a slew of top talent associated with the series, with James Franco at the helm playing two real-life twins.

Personally, I'm a sucker for whenever an actor does dual roles in anything. Like Sam Rockwell in Moon, Martin Lawrence in Martin, or Jean-Claude Van Damme in Double Impact, Replicant, or Maximum Risk. While these characters are all fake (although I'm pretty sure JCVD was basing his cloned serial killer character off of an actual person, it felt too real) the twins James portrays in The Deuce are based on two real dudes.