Franco conducting seance to contact Tennessee Williams
November 3rd, 2011
02:30 PM ET

Franco conducting seance to contact Tennessee Williams

Halloween’s over, but James Franco still has a spooky trick planned. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Franco has announced that he's going to conduct a seance to contact deceased playwright Tennessee Williams.

Considering Franco’s usual hijinks, a seance isn’t too surprising. The actor says his beyond-the-grave encounter will happen on November 13 during Performa, the biannual NYC performance art festival.

The “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” star, along with video artist Laurel Nakadate, will use a Ouija board to connect with Williams in part one of “Three Artists in Search of Tennessee,” a three-part commissioned piece. It's art!

After the seance, parts two and three of the project will involve casting for Williams’ play "The Glass Menagerie." Franco, 33, will be reading the role of the Gentleman Caller as he auditions actors and actresses for the parts of Tom and Laura.

If you can’t attend the Performa performances in person, you can catch them afterward on art website

Previous Franco projects include “invisible art,” a tribute to the 1991 film "My Own Private Idaho," a stint on “General Hospital,” and teaching dance theater, among other endeavors.

soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Sally Richardson

    He's doing it through an ouija board? Imagine how long that would take. Why not do it through a credible medium instead?

    I recommend Justin Terry. Even though he is young he is an amazing psychic medium. I have had phone readings by him and I swear by him. He is an angel that has proven there is an afterlife and has connected me with loved ones in spirt and answers any questions I have about anything. Here is his website:

    November 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Evel Knievel

    Franco wants to okay the skin flute with Williams.

    November 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Exec Producer

    Im not F O S. I am an important movie producer. You are just jealous of tracies success.

    November 3, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Macy

    I like it when my potatoes are boiled by cats.

    November 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. who cares

    @exec producer. WHATEVER – we know u r FOS or tracie herself

    November 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Exec Producer

    I too am new to these blogs. Why is everyone picking on this wonderful and ovely young lady named tracie? Are you jealous of her beauty or wonderful joke telling abilities? As a famous Hollywood producer we are considering contacting her for an upcoming movie staring Adam Sandler. You may be laughing at tracie now, but once this movie project is complete she may be the one laughing all the way to the bank.

    November 3, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @tracie

    Poor attention straved Tracie. Is this the only place you get the attention you crave?

    November 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bloodrulz

    Don't jinx it....

    November 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. babs

    Yer in the wrong place

    November 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. @first time here


    November 3, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. first time here

    Would anyone like to talk about doo doo?

    November 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. web host

    @tracie there are tons of web sites for sh!t lovers. I'm sure u won't have trouble finding 1

    November 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jan m

    I agree. It's not funny, never was and never will be. It's on just about every blog!

    November 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mashed potatoes

    We don't really care about her loving it but wish she woud just STOP talking about it. Sheesh!

    November 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. circus performer

    I think she is def0rmed and stares at her butthole all day long

    November 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  16. circus performer

    @lonnie u believe her??

    November 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Lonnie

    Tracie works in a nursing home and changes old people's diapers all day. She could use some therapy because she is not right.

    November 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  18. freaky fred

    Tracie is a dirty old man who is gay and loves buttholes lmao

    November 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  19. dd

    I think her parents fed her sh!t when she was a baby hence the obsession.

    November 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  20. bm

    Tracie was dropped on her head when she was born!

    November 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  21. @tracie

    I think u suffer from a lack of attention and here is not the proper place. Go to Dr. Drew please!!

    November 3, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. @tracie

    We respect your obsession with dooodooo but do u really need to advertise it?? That's real SICK and u need help bad!!

    November 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  23. floor tile

    YES ! I AM SECONDY ! Why dont he just drive to tennessee?

    November 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

About this blog

Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.