Wednesday, December 1, 2010

James Franco In Talks to Come to Broadway

Stop the presses, boys -- a new star is coming to town.  Well, maybe, at least.  James Franco, who has been garnering lots of praise for his performance in the film 127 Hours (a film for which he is likely to get an Oscar nomination) and who will be co-hosting the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony, is in talks to join Nicole Kidman in the upcoming Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth.  The show centers around Alexandra del Lago (Kidman) and the young gigolo, Chance Wayny (potentially Franco),who becomes her companion.  The production is being helmed by David Cromer (Our Town, Brighton Beach Memoirs).  The original production opened on Broadway in 1959 and starred Geraldine Page as Alexandra and Paul Newman as Chance.  A 1975 revival starred Christopher Walken and Irene Worth.

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