Oh Franco, what can’t you do?

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

It says here that James Franco is to make his off-Broad­way di­rect­ing de­but this sum­mer. Is it pos­si­ble that the poet, lec­turer, film-maker, sculp­tor, nov­el­ist cob­bler, milliner, jockey, ac­tor and round-the- world yachts­man has failed to helm a play in the shadow of the Great White Way? It seems so.

Franco will di­rect Robert Boswell’s The Long Shrift at the Rat­tle­stick Play­wrights theatre, hav­ing re­cently starred a suc­cess­ful re­vival of John Stein­beck’s Of Mice and Men on Broad­way. He is – af­ter the de­cently re­viewed As I Lay Dy­ing – work­ing on his sec­ond film of a Faulkner novel with The Sound and the Fury. He’s in the new Werner Her­zog movie. He’s pro­vid­ing a voice for a new ver­sion of The Lit­tle Prince.

How many James Fran­cos are there, for Pete’s sake?

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