Franco bringing two lit classics to big screen
January 4th, 2011
06:07 PM ET

Franco bringing two lit classics to big screen

James Franco is one busy guy. As Marquee previously reported, the "127 Hours" actor is set to host the February 27 Oscars and is preparing to write and direct a film based on the life of slain "Rebel Without a Cause" star Sal Mineo.

Now, "Palo Alto" author Franco is planning to bring two literary classics to the big screen, reports The first is William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying," which Franco plans to direct based on a screenplay that he wrote. Franco told Showbiz411's Roger Friedman he hopes to begin the project next spring.

Meanwhile, Franco also hopes to take on Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian" in 2012 and is currently in the process of making a deal to write the script and direct the project.

Those hoping to get a glimpse of 32-year-old Franco's talents as a filmmaker will get the chance at this month's Sundance Film Festival, where he'll show off his art project film based on the hit '80s sitcom “Three’s Company."

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  1. Ramanda

    He's dreamy and so talented I can't wait to see what he does next

    February 3, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. HeyCarrie Ann

    He has so much talent that he can bearly contain himself. I find him oddly fascinating, and hope he continues to put out quality work.

    January 5, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Teri Ann

    He's pretty easy on my eyes, and way do they always say there gay. Like it matters when it comes right down to it. He's good looking, successful, and happy with his life. Which is more than You can say about most people.

    January 5, 2011 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bri

    Someone please replace him with someone that is easier on the eyes... jjeez

    January 5, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jan Michael Vincent

    He's a h0mo from what I hear.

    January 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • irah davis

      even IF he was gay, who cares he has an amazing talent, he is an incredible actor. And not afraid to do what he wants. Other actors in their long careers have not done ALL of what James has accomplished in his career.
      Keep it up James!!!!

      January 4, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jmb

    so much talent , I cant wait .... Im a franco fan through and through

    January 4, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |

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