James Franco in Talks for THE GAME January 9, 2012 Busy star lines up another potential project. James Franco is in negotiations to star in ‘The Game,’ an adaptation of Neil Strauss’s best-selling book about picking up women, reports THR. Part memoir, part how-to guide, ‘The Game’ details the author’s effort to learn the tricks to becoming a successful pick-up artist, even moving into a Sunset Strip mansion filled with other competing players to find love. Franco would playing “Mystery,” a man who serves as Strauss’ teacher in the book. Brian Koppelman and David Levien (‘Solitary Man,’ ‘Knockaround Guys’) will be handling the writing and directing.