James Franco joins Stephen Elliots Cherry

James Franco is a very busy man: he's just been confirmed in Stephen Elliot’s indie-drama Cherry , adding another notch to his already jam-packed CV

The story revolves around an 18-year-old girl who moves to San Francisco and gets a job working in porn.

Franco will star as the drug-addicted lawyer with whom the girl becomes involved.

It seems the 127 Hours actor is in hot demand, as Cherry will mark his sixth film job this year.

He has just finished work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes , and in August he will begin filming Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful , co-starring Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams.

Dev Patel, Heather Graham and Lili Taylor are also currently in negotiations to join the production.

Patel has been quite quiet on the film front since fantasy-adventure The Last Airbender was panned by both audiences and critics alike.

He will play the girl’s best friend who is secretly in love with her, while Graham and Taylor will play her ex-porn star director and alcoholic mother respectively.

Cherry is due to start filming next month.