James Franco announces next project after The Disaster Artist

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James Franco is currently generating award buzz for directing and starring in The Disaster Artist. The actor/filmmaker plans to follow up that critical darling with a biopic about American poet, author, and cartoonist Shel Silverstein.

According to Deadline, Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair will base their screenplay on Lisa Rogak’s book, A Boy Named Shel. Silverstein is perhaps best known for writing and illustrating The Giving Tree. If you spent a lot of time in libraries as a kid, you also probably came across these titles:

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After so flawlessly bringing Tommy Wiseau to life, we can’t wait to how Franco interprets Mr. Silversein.

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Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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