Steve Janas

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In 2015, James Franco directed and produced William Gay’s “The Long Home,” a coming-of-age story set in rural Tennessee in the 1940s. The book was adapted by Steve Janas and Rabbit Bandini producer Vince Jolivette.

“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.”

The film is scheduled for a 2016 release. Actors on board include: Josh Hartnett, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Levin, Tim Blake Nelson, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito, Courtney Love, and Josh Hutcherson.

While more adaptations are in the works for Rabbit Bandini, Steve is currently writing “Nothing,” based on the harrowing death of Jason Sweeney. James Franco is touted to direct this script also.