James Franco bringing 'Three's Company' off-Broadway
February 5th, 2011
11:39 AM ET

James Franco bringing 'Three's Company' off-Broadway

James Franco is at it again. The Oscar nominee/host has taken on yet another quirky project, this one an off-Broadway play based on the '70s sitcom "Three's Company."

The idea for the play grew out of Franco's recent Sundance Film Festival art installation, "Three's Company: A Drama," in which the show's first three episodes were given a dramatic movie makeover and then screened in a re-creation of the characters' living room.

"The 'Three's Company' people contacted us like, 'What's going on?'" Franco, 32, tells MTV News. "They were like, 'Yes, we've been trying to figure out ways of bringing [the show] back in some form or another. We want to do more projects with you.' So now, we're planning — and this is serious — 'Three's Company,' the off-Broadway play."

It will be "probably a couple years" before the stage show gets off the ground, says Franco, as it will be based on a completely new storyline.

"I think it needs to be developed a little more," he says of the play's concept, "something a little different but connected to the original."


soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Mimi Finch

    As long as I get to play the filthy Mrs. Roeper!

    February 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dr. C.

    3sCompany is terrible. The gay stereotype is not only old, it's STILL degrading and offensive. Why not bring back the black-face minstrel show too?

    February 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LasySnake

    I'd never heard of James Franco before he showed up on 'General Hospital' but what I saw on GH most DEFINITELY did NOT impress
    me. Couldn't act his way outta a paper bag! If he doesn't act in 3s Company, it has promise

    February 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Oh Great

    Oh great....Another FA GG OT comes out of the closet.

    February 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. D

    I thought CNN was able to block spam...

    February 6, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. anabananapaul

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    Love, Ana Ana + paul

    February 6, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. paul

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    February 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bleh

    Ana Banana, stop spam-a-lama-ing!

    February 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ana Ana

    Check out the top about Hollywood's stars with the biggest income in 2010 on moviesfan.eu/news/item/325-check-out-the-top-about-hollywoods-stars-with-the-biggest-income-in-2010

    February 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bleh

    Wouldn't the whole "pretend you're a gay guy, Jack" be just a little ridiculous in today's world? Not to mention out-dated. What's next-"Bosom Buddies: The Musical"?

    February 5, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ana Ana

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    February 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. D

    I'm tired of hearing about this pompous guy...

    February 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. G@Y

    I heard he's a Packers fan too lol

    February 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. lil wayne

    Hello. I am Dave Chapelle. . . Dave C rules !

    February 5, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. floor

    I heard James Franco is a Packers fan.

    February 5, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  16. cheefsfury

    OH NO THAT JAMES FRANKO WUT A RASCALL ALWAYS UP TO SOMETHING

    February 5, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  17. jillmarie

    I'd love to see this! TV Land airs the show and I DVR it occasionally. They should make a movie- not just an off-broadway play, so everyone can see it.

    February 5, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • mickey

      I'd watch it so long as they remake the "Bake Off" episode....arguably the best pie fight to ever grace a television screen. Pure messiness and fun.

      February 7, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |

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