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James Franco Tends Garden Of Last Days
Adapting another novel

29 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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James Franco

Never one to rest when there are projects to be made (we like to imagine he’s had a special Franco Signal built to alert him when there’s a new assignment), James Franco is lining up his next directing gig, an adaptation filming Andre Dubus III’s The Garden Of Last Days.

Dubus – whose House Of Sand And Fog was adapted for the screen in 2003 – published the book in 2009. Enigma writer Hanna Weg crafted the script, which is a modern-day thriller set in the criminal underbelly of America.

Three stories warp and weave around each other, following a stripper who brings her three-year-old daughter to work, an angry, bitter man who is thrown out of the strip club and a foreigner on US soil with a seemingly endless supply of cash and some dark intentions. Though the novel is set around the time of 9/11, Dubus has apparently given his permission for Franco (who is also going to star) and co to shift the setting to present-day New York.

Franco already has his current novel adaptation, As I Lay Dying, headed for the Un Certain Regard selection of Cannes next month and is then moving on to star in Good People with Kate Hudson and Omar Sy. He’ll next be seen playing a parody version of himself in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This Is The End. Check out the recent Red Band trailer…


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