James Franco is scheduled to co-teach a graduate course to film students at New York University next year. According to film director John Tintori, chair of NYU’s filmmaking program, Franco will teach a section of the course in the fall of 2012, at the graduate division of the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television.
Each of the 10-12 students in the class will adapt a Louise Gluck poem to the screen. James Franco has featured poets and adapted poetry to the screen before.
The 32-year-old Portuguese-American screen actor was nominated for Best Actor for the 2011 Academy Awards for his work in 127 Hours. His next project will be playing the satanic serial killer Richard Ramirez for upcoming film The Night Stalker, an adaption of a book by Philip Carlo with the same title.