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James Franco, the restless multihyphenate entertainer, has again collaborated with his Milk director, Gus Van Sant, on a two-film redo of the director's 1991 modern classic My Own Private Idaho. Franco was shown outtakes of the film, which he previously told The Advocate is his favorite, when the two men worked on the award-winning Harvey Milk biopic, so the actor decided to fashion it into two films.

The two films, Endless Idaho and My Own Private River, will be shown as part of an exhibition called "Unfinished" at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. A press release describes the 12-hours long Endless Idaho as an "unprecedented look into the workaday process of making a movie, from location scouting to repeated takes." My Own Private River is made up mostly of "shots of [River] Phoenix 's character, Mike, woven into a compelling portrait. Franco describes being mesmerized by Phoenix's 'uninhibited acting' in this unreleased footage, and his edit 'captures the gifted actor at his most emotionally expressive and physically dynamic."

Michael Stipe composed the score for the art project.

"Unfinished"will be on display at the Gagosian Gallery February 26-April 9.

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