James Franco’s ‘Saturday Night’ Doc Lands Distributor

Oscilloscope will release the pic in early 2011

james francoOscilloscope Laboratories has picked up North American rights to James Franco's directorial debut "Saturday Night," the indie distributor announced Wednesday.

The doc follows a week in the making of an episode of "Saturday Night Live."  The film premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival and will be released in theaters early 2011, Oscilloscope said.

"Saturday Night" was produced by Miles Levy and Vince Jolivette of Rabbit Bandini.

"(Oscillsope head and Beastie Boy) Adam Yauch has been an inspiration since I was 16," Franco said. "Everyone at Rabbit Bandini is extremely excited to be working with Oscilloscope, one of the coolest companies in the industry."     

The distrib will release "Howl" starring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg, in theaters and video on demand, on Sept. 24.