James Franco Is Directing a Play

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Actor James Franco promotes "Palo Alto: Stories" at Barnes & Noble Union Square on May 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images) Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty

As part of his continuing quest to exert dominance over all cultural arenas, James Franco is adding "theater director" to his resume. According to the New York Times, Franco will direct a version of Robert Boswell's "The Long Shrift," about a man recently released from jail after being accused of rape as a teenager. The performances will take place from July 7 to August 23 as part of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's 20th anniversary season. If it doesn't get good reviews, we are definitely going to be hearing about it on Instagram.