MTV: What else are you working on?
Dave: We’re filming a couple of Funny or Die videos later this month. There’s also a feature film that I’m writing for my brother and I to star in, where we play versions of ourselves named Davey and James. Without giving away too much, it all takes place around Thanksgiving and Christmas break around our hometown of Palo Alto [California]. Our real family will be in it, my real friends from home will be in it, and the vibe of it is going to be an extended version of our Funny or Die videos. It’s going to be difficult for me, because it’s now a 90-minute version of him giving me shit and making fun of me.
MTV: Don’t let him do that!
Dave: [Laughs.] I’ll give it back, trust me, but it takes its toll. It wears on you.
MTV: Any chance we’ll see you in something for the Oscars, since you have a pretty good connection to the host?
Dave: There’s been talks of us doing a digital short for that. We’ll see, though. Potentially another installment in the “Acting With James Franco.” We’ll see.