James Franco to Direct Contemporary Thriller ‘Garden of Last Days’
He might be better known as an on-screen presence, but the upcoming screening at Cannes for James Franco’s ‘As I Lay Dying’ might win him a few fans for directing too. Let’s hope its good, because he’s already lined up a follow-up project: Garden of Last Days.
The film is a contemporary thriller focused on three interwoven stories: a desperate stripper who brings her young daughter to work; a lonely man who gets thrown out of a club; and a rich foreigner considering some kind of terrible act.
It has been adapted from the bestselling book by author Andre Dubus III (‘House of Sand and Fog’), and Franco will occupy a starring role in addition to directing. ‘Enigma’ scribe Hanna Weg wrote the script, with filming expected to start in July.