James Franco to Direct & Star in Shel Silverstein Biopic

  • 6 years ago

James Franco will direct and star as Shel Silverstein in a film adaptation of Lisa Rogak’s A Boy Named Shel. The American writer and poet is known for a number of children’s books, including The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends. Screenwriting duo Chris Schafer and Paul Vicknair will pen the screenplay. Aside from multiple upcoming projects, Franco is currently promoting The Disaster Artist, which he stars in and directed.