James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester Celebrate Birthday of Of Mice and Men's John Steinbeck on Social Media

Of Mice and Men stars James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester celebrated the Feb. 27 birthday of author John Steinbeck on Instagram and Twitter.

The American classic, which has not been seen on Broadway in 40 years, will be directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro. Previews begin March 19. Opening night is set for April 16 at the at the Longacre Theatre.

Read about the history of Steinbeck's drama here. 

In addition to Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Franco as George, O'Dowd as Lenny and Meester as Curley’s Wife, the cast will feature Tony winner Jim Norton, Ron Cephas Jones, Alex Morf, Joel Marsh Garland, James McMenamin, Jim Ortlieb and Jim Parrack.

Here's a look at the cast getting in the literary spirit for Steinbeck's birthday.