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Second Time Lucky: James Franco Set To Debut On Broadway

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10/24/2013 9:35 am
PopWrapped | Theater
Second Time Lucky: James Franco Set To Debut On Broadway

Shelby Parker

Staff Writer

James Franco is making his Broadway debut! The John Steinbeck classic, Of Mice and Men, is being adapted to a stage version that Franco will be starring in. Franco was previously set to make his debut in the planned 2011 production of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth with Nicole Kidman. However, that didn't work out and the production never came to fruition following his departure. Later that year, Franco decided to direct a performance art piece that was "an attempt to contact Williams' spirit," according to The Guardian. As for his new project, Franco confirmed more details at a live Q&A at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California on October 20. "I am going to do Of Mice and Men with Chris O'Dowd [Bridesmaids], directed by this amazing director Anna Shapiro, who won a Tony for the stage version of August: Osage County." The venue and dates still have yet to be announced, but things are coming together. With all this talk of the stage and theater, Franco also admitted that he wants to write a play. "I have this idea, I haven't been able to figure it out yet." He continued, "I've done little versions of it, but I wanted to do a dramatic version of Three's Company. Those characters, the way it's so dated, and somehow make it a drama." Here’s hoping this production comes off and we can finally see Franco tread the boards along the Great White Way.


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