James Franco, currently making his Broadway debut in ‘Of Mice and Men’, is all set to turn stage director with Robert Boswell’s ‘The Long Shrift’.
The drama concerns a man accused of rape as a teenager who is released from prison nine years later, when he finds his accuser suddenly back in his life, said the Hollywood Reporter.
According to Boswell’s website, the play will star Scott Haze, Ahna O’Reilly, Brian Lally, Allie Gallerani and Ally Sheedy. It is scheduled to run from July 13 through August 23.
Haze has worked with Franco on a number of his screen-directing ventures including ‘Child of God’, ‘As I Lay Dying’, among others.
Boswell is the author of seven novels, three story collections, two books of nonfiction and one previously produced play, ‘Tongues’. His most recent novel, Tumbledown, was published last summer by Graywolf Press.
Franco appears opposite Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester, Jim Norton and Jim Parrack in the Broadway revival of John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’.