'The Godfather' Cool NYE Reunion ... Plus James Franco?

1/1/2015 11:40 AM PST

'The Godfather' -- Cool NYE Reunion ... Plus James Franco? (PHOTO)

Three major pieces of "The Godfather" -- Francis Ford Coppola, James Caan and Robert Duvall -- reunited on New Year's Eve for an epic selfie ... and somehow James Franco was a part of it.

It was Franco who posted the pic to the world, captioning it, "HAPPY GODFATHER NEW YEAR!!!!!"

Franco recently became friends with Francis' granddaughter, Gia Coppola, and even spent Christmas with the family.

He's tight with guy who made "The Godfather" ... no wonder North Korea hates his guts.