Oscar Nominee James Franco Will Teach Graduate Students at New York University

News   Oscar Nominee James Franco Will Teach Graduate Students at New York University
 
James Franco, who recently told MTV News that he will join Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth, will soon add professor to his lengthy list of credits.

James Franco
James Franco

The recent Academy Awards host will teach graduate film students this fall at New York University.

Washington Square News reports that Franco will teach 10-12 third-year directing students, who will adapt a Louise Gluck poem.

John Tintori, the chair of the graduate division of the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, said in an e-mail to WSN, "James' own film work has been based on poems, or about poets, so this is a nice fit for him...James has an amazing mind. And limitless energy. Our students will be fortunate to learn from him."

Franco, who has appeared in "Milk," "Howl" and "Spider-Man," studied film production at the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at New York University. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in "127 Hours."

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