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James Franco, who stars in the just released film Oz the Great and Powerful, will be hitting the stages of Broadway in an adaption of John Steinbeck's classic novel, Of Mice and Men. Franco will be portraying the main character, George Milton.
According to Perez Hilton, this will be the actor's first gig on Broadway, although he was previously slated to appear in the 2011 show Sweet Bird of Youth, before having to leave due to scheduling conflicts.
While the Oz star previously shared that he wanted to take a stab at a musical, Of Mice and Men has no singing numbers. Digital Spy reports that no other details for the upcoming play have been released.
Steinbeck's novel was written in 1937 and focuses on the friendship of characters George and Lenny as they stumble around the country during the Great Depression looking for job opportunities. The story last hit Broadway in 1974.
Franco just received his Hollywood Walk of Fame star this past Thursday. It was reported that pal and former costar Seth Rogen spoke at the induction ceremony.