James Franco to Direct His First Off-Broadway Play

James Franco

The actor will make a directorial debut in a drama production, 'The Long Shrift', from author Robert Boswell.

Multi-tasking actor James Franco is adding theater director to his resume. He will make a directing debut in an off-Broadway play, Robert Boswell's "The Long Shrift", at the Rattlestick Playwrights theatre in New York this summer.

Part of the 20th anniversary season of the theatre, the drama tells the story of a convict who has just been released from prison after accused of rape as a teenager. He finds his accuser suddenly back in his life.

Performance is scheduled to run from July 7 to August 23. Scott Haze, Ahna O'Reilly, Brian Lally, Allie Gallerani and Ally Sheedy are all tapped to star. Haze has worked with Franco in feature films "Child of God" and "As I Lay Dying".

Franco is currently starring in "Of Mice and Men" which will wrap up July 27 at the Longacre Theatre.

© AceShowbiz.com

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