Oh Franco, what can’t you do?
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?