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James Franco Will Conduct a Séance to Speak to Tennessee Williams

James Franco.

James Franco's obsession with dead queer icons shows no signs of abating. Now the actor-artist (who previously played Allen Ginsberg in Howl, directed a movie about Sal Mineo, and recut River Phoenix's performance in My Own Private Idaho) has announced that as part of Performa, the biannual NYC performance art festival, he'll be co-conducting a séance to get in touch with playwright Tennessee Williams via Ouija board. Afterwards, Franco will audition actors and actresses to play the parts of Tom and Laura in The Glass Menageries, where he'll be reading the role of the Gentleman Caller. So it's like a homophile's supernatural version of Point Break Live, basically. [THR]

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