I can’t shake James Franco from his popcorn roles. When I think of him I think of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films, of Pineapple Express, Your Highness, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It’s not that I am unaware of his roles in Milk or 127 Hours. It’s just that they seem tangential to how Hollywood has sold him to me as an actor. His upcoming literary projects may change that.
Having a MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University as well being in the PHD program for English at Yale, it’s no surprise that James Franco is racking up a slew of interesting literary projects. Book lovers are drawn to projects about books.… Read the rest