James Franco looked almost unrecognizable when he filmed a scene for his latest project, Zeroville, in Venice, Italy, on Thursday. The actor, who had recently shaved his head for the role (all of which he gleefully documented on Instagram), stood on a boat while shirtless and looking out over the Italian city's famous canals. James's latest project, which is based on Sam Erickson's 2007 novel of the same name, will have him playing a Hollywood-obsessed film editor named Vikar. In the book, James's character has a tattoo of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor from A Place in the Sun, which was visible on the back of James's newly shaved head while he was filming. James has been all about transformations these past few months, as he recently went blond while filming Michael earlier this Summer.