No thanks, Broadway: James Franco bows out
James Franco is getting flaky again. Less than a year after underwhelming the world as an Academy Award co-host, Franco has now suddenly decided he can’t make time for Broadway. Publicist Robin Baum confirmed Tuesday that the workaholic actor has dropped out of a planned production of the steamy Tennessee Williams play Sweet Bird of Youth.
It was to mark Franco’s Broadway debut and would have created one of the hottest tickets of the season because he was to be paired with Nicole Kidman, who is still on board. In all fairness, Franco keeps himself pretty busy. Last seen in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Your Highness, he is currently shooting the film Oz, appearing on General Hospital and earning a doctorate in English at Yale.