James Franco to Helm and Star in a Steve Janas Script

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James Franco has come on board to direct and produce William Gay’s “The Long Home,” a coming-of-age story set in rural Tennessee in the 1940s. The book was adapted by Woolf + Lapin writer Steve Janas and Rabbit Bandini producer Vince Jolivette.

Franco and Jolivette will produce through their Rabbit Bandini Productions.

“The story centers on a young and headstrong Tennessee carpenter who lost his father years before to a human evil and is forced to make difficult moral choices to face up to that evil. “The Long Home” was Gay’s debut novel and won the 1999 James A. Michener Memorial Prize.”

Cameras start rolling early May.

Congratulations to Steve Janas!

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