James Franco has announced that he'll be teaching a third-year grad class on "adapting poetry into short films" at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Given his background and role as poet Allen Ginsberg in 2010's Howl, this class def sounds like it's right up his alley.
Here's what chair of Tisch's grad film program John Tintori had to say about Franco's class:
“He’s here to teach because he really knows something about directing that he can share with our students. He’s incredibly prolific, and that comes from a real work ethic - and that’s another thing to impart to our students.”
Sounds like a wonderful class! We're sure it will be a great experience for the lucky students who get to take it!
Tisch peeps - sign up fast! He's only taking 12 students!
He's going to star in a competing biopic about the notorious porn star.
Sources suggest that James Francois in deep throat negotiations to star in a film biography of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace, headed up by Howl filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.
James is being offered a pivotal role in the flick - pornographer, producer and Linda's husband Chuck Traynor. We're hearing that Kate Hudsonhas been offered the Lovelace role. (Considering her baby bump though, we imagine this won't go into production for AWHILE.)
We actually think this is good role for James. He always kind of reminded us of someone who stepped out of the 70s. Let's just hope he doesn't employ any method acting while preparing. As we recall, Chuck was one crazy, violent and rageful man. No one wants to hang out with that.