While James Franco just got finished with an impressive few months, starring in Spring Breakers, and Disney’s Oz: The Great And Powerful, as well as producing The Director documentary, it seems that there’s no rest for Franco.
It was announced earlier today that Franco is adding yet another project to his resume. Franco is set to direct and star in The Garden of Last Days. Originally a novel by Andre Dubus III, Franco will set the film in present day New York. As for the film’s plot, it will tell three stories interwoven together, and those stories are described as: “A stripper out of options who brings her 3-year-old daughter to work; an angry, lonely man who gets thrown out of the club; and a foreigner with an endless supply of cash on the brink of committing a terrifying act.”
The Garden of Last Days isn’t the first adaptation for Franco. The actor, director, producer, professor, has already finished Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God, and his film on William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying is set to make its premiere at Cannes Film Festival. In addition he has also experimented with complicated interwoven stories with his film Tar. Although the latter was directed by his students, Franco supervised and the film had its world premiere at Rome Film Festival.
Currently James Franco is starring alongside Jonah Hill in the Brad Pitt-produced True Story. In the film, Franco plays real life murderer Christian Longo, to Hill’s journalist Michael Fink, who at the time was reporting on Longo’s murders and subsequent disappearance.
Before Franco directs and stars in The Garden of Last Days, he’ll be hitting London to star alongside Kate Hudson in Good People. Hitting theaters for Franco is the anticipated satire comedy This Is The End, alongside collaborator and friend Seth Rogen, Homefront, an action alongside Winona Ryder and Jason Statham, and Paul Haggis’ Third Person opposite Mila Kunis.
Which project are you excited for?