January 4th, 2011
06:07 PM ET
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 Showbiz411.com. 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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