James Franco, Jimmy Kimmel Among Stars Appearing on Esquire Special ‘How to Make a Man’

LL Cool J, Samuel Jackson and Bill Hader will also interview for the cable network about the importance of mentors

James Franco and Jimmy Kimmel want to help you man up.

“The Interview” star Franco and late-night host Kimmel are among the many Y chromosome bearers who will be featured on Esquire Network’s upcoming special “How to Make a Man,” which premieres Saturday, Dec. 20 at 10:30 p.m.

The special chronicles the birth of Esquire’s The Mentoring Project, and will outline the societal importance of mentoring for young men.

Produced by Wilshire Studios, the special will include interviews with a host of actors, filmmakers, musicians and icons about the role of mentoring in their own lives, including LL Cool J, Kevin Bacon and Willie Geist.

Read the full list of “How to Make a Man” interview subjects below.

·         Aziz Ansari, Actor

·         Kevin Bacon, Actor

·         Steve Carell, Actor

·         Kevin Durant, NBA Player

·         James Franco, Actor

·         Willie Geist, TV Personality

·         Bill Hader, Actor

·         Samuel Jackson, Actor

·         Penn Jillette, Magician

·         Quincy Jones, Producer

·         Jimmy Kimmel, Late Night Host

·         Ezra Klein, Journalist

·         LL Cool J, Rapper/Actor

·         Bill Maher, Comedian/Talk Show Host

·         General David Petraeus, Former Director, CIA

·         Chris Pratt, Actor

·         Jason Reitman, Director

·         Tyler Perry, Media Mogul

·         Questlove, Musician

·         Kenny Rogers, Country Music Legend

·         Aaron Sorkin, Writer

·         George Stephanopoulos, TV Journalist