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James Franco in talks to star in Shel Silverstein biopic

Silverstein, who died in 1999, penned several children’s book and won two Grammy Awards for his work as a lyricist.

hollywood Updated: Dec 02, 2017 13:30 IST
Press Trust of India
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James Franco will also be the executive producer of the film.
James Franco will also be the executive producer of the film.(REUTERS)
         

Actor James Franco is in negotiations to star and direct the biopic of author, cartoonist, and lyricist Shel Silverstein.

Silverstein, who died in 1999, penned several children’s book and won two Grammy Awards for his work as a lyricist.

Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair will pen the script, which will be adapted from the book A Boy Named Shel by Lisa Rogak, reported Variety.

The movie will focus on the personal and professional struggles that made Silverstein a unique voice.

Franco will also executive produce the project along with Vince Jolivette and Adrian Alperovich.

First Published: Dec 02, 2017 13:21 IST

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