James Franco has signed to both direct and produce the film adaptation of “The Long Home.”
Written by William Gay, The Long Home is a novel from 1999 which tells the story of Nathan Winer, a young and headstrong Tennessee carpenter who lost his father years ago to “a human evil that is greater and closer at hand than any the boy can imagine.”
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The novel also tells the story of Amber Rose – a different Amber Rose than the singer — a beautiful young woman forced to “live beneath that evil who recognizes even as a child that Nathan is her first and last chance at escape.”
Franco, whose father was Jewish, is already directing and starring in a film adaptation of John Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle.
As a PhD student in English at Yale it makes perfect sense that Franco is so interested in making movies out of classic novels. He is also a prolific actor who will appear in no fewer than 12 movies in 2015 alone.