James Franco to release debut album

Los Angeles: ‘127 Hours’ star James Franco is hoping to carve out a new career as a rockstar and is set to release his debut album.

The 34-year-old actor will release his debut album `MotorCity` under the name `Daddy`, reported Ace Showbiz.

"I know I do a lot of things. I`m very aware of that. I`m sure there are a lot of sceptical people, hearing about me doing music. To me, it all comes from a similar place. It`s like using different tools to express things in different ways," he said.

Franco has teamed up with his artistic college friend Tim O`Keefe for the album and it also features guest vocals by Motown singer Smokey Robinson, who decided to collaborate with the actor after meeting him on a flight.

The album art features the actor`s recent `Spring Breakers` co-stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine.

The star also said that he wrote and produced `MotorCity` while filming the "Oz: The Great and Powerful" in Detroit.

The movie is due to hit screens next year and also stars Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz.