James Franco set to don director’s hat

January 26th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor James Franco, who is to host the Oscars next month, will helm a movie based on a novel.”This summer I’m going to direct a movie based on William Faulkner’s novel ‘As I Lay Dying’,” contactmusic.com quoted him as saying.

“I shoot a test of the whole movie before I make it. So we just shot a test.”

Franco is keen to star Michael Shannon alongside Richard Jenkins and Joaquin Phoenix.

He has been nominated for the Oscars for his role in “127 Hours”.

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