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  • This is the first time James Franco has shaved his head for a role.
  • This is Joey King's third collaboration with James Franco.
  • This is the third film, in which brothers James and Dave Franco have appeared together.
  • Filmed in late 2014. It was going to be released by independent distributor Alchemy in early 2016, but the company filed for bankruptcy shortly after. In April of 2019, it was announced that myCinema would finally release the film in September.
  • The second film of 2019 to be set in 1969 Hollywood. The former being Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019).
  • The film has indirect appearances by the likeness of George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and more directors in the beach house scene.
  • During the jungle movie shoot, there is a clear mirroring of a scene from Apocalypse Now (1979), but due to copyright they cannot mention it directly.
  • Soledad Paladin is likely inspired by Soledad Miranda who starred in the real Las Vampiras (1971).


  • Joey King's character doesn't appear until the 57-minute mark.
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