James Franco Will Direct and Star in The Garden of Last Days

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James Franco: Actor turned Soap Star turned Professor turned Oscar Host turned Director.

Plus he's incredibly good looking. Way to make us all feel bad about ourselves, James.

Franco's directorial debut, an adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying is preparing to show at Sundance, but Franco is already moving on to his next directorial project: an adaptation of Andre Dubus III's The Garden of Last Days.

Smirking James Franco

The book follows three strangers whose lives intersect at a Florida strip club. it is set during September 11, 2001, though Dubus has given permission for the date to be changed for the film.

Franco will also star in the film. There is no word yet on when production is set to begin.

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