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James Franco Set to Lead and Direct 'The Garden of Last Days'

April 30, 2013 (8:49 am) GMT
The 'Spring Breakers' star is attached to helm and star in a feature film adaptation of Andre Dubus III's 2008 novel.
James Franco

just adds another project to his already busy schedule. The Academy Award nominee, who turned 35 years old two weeks ago, is confirmed to be the director as well as the leading actor in "", a film which is adapted from Andre Dubus III's novel of the same name.

Set in Florida in the days before the September 11 attacks, the 2008 novel tells the interweaving stories of several individuals, including a stripper out of options who brings her 3-year-old daughter to work, an angry lonely man who gets thrown out of the club, and a foreigner with an endless supply of cash on the brink of committing a terrifying act.

The film, which is financially backed by Millenium Films, will start its production on July 8 in New York. serves as the producer alongside Alan Siegel, Danielle Robinson, Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy and Hanna Weg, who also pens the film's script.

Even though the film will take place in the present day, Dubus still fully supports the project by giving his blessing. It is not clear which character Franco will portray.

Recently starring in blockbuster film "" and "", Franco will screen his directorial film "" in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival this May.

Franco will next be seen starring alongside and in "" on June 12.

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