James Franco Tapped For Adaptation Of Stephen King Short Story “Drunken Fireworks”



is ready to light some DRUNKEN FIREWORKS. The 127 Hours star will star in the dark comedy based on the short story from the King of Horror, Stephen King.

Matt Rager, who collaborated with Franco on As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, and the forthcoming In Dubious Battle, will adapt King’s story. Franco and Vince Jolivette will produce under Rabbit Bandini Productions alongside Doug McKay, Robert Kaplan, Marc Senter, and Nathan Grubbs of Rubicon Entertainment. There is also a possibility that Franco will direct, but nothing has been confirmed.

Set in rural Maine, Drunken Fireworks centers on a mechanic named Alden (Franco) and a retired mob boss who compete in a hostile Fourth of July fireworks competition.

This is one of many projects that Franco is currently working on. He is currently filming Future World and ramping up for the release of The Masterpiece, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the cult classic The Room. He recently was seen on the series 11.22.63 and can be heard in the upcoming R-rated animated feature Sausage Party as well as the comedy Why Him? opposite Bryan Cranston.

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This new was first reported by Deadline.


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