James Franco Gets a Book DealPosted by KAT in Freaks and Geeks
March 5th, 2009, 11:10 AM
The big news today is that actor James Franco just scored a totally sweet book deal with publishers Simon & Schuster. He’ll be penning a collection of short stories, for the Scribners imprint.
What gives, people?! Apparently, all you need to get a book deal these days is boyish good looks and a sheepish grin. Slap a pair of chiseled cheekbones on me and call me a writer, I’m done.
KIDDING! Hot people can write, too (I’m right here, folks!). Franco is actually quite serious about his writing career: he’s enrolled in a creative writing Master’s program at NYU, in addition to taking writing classes at Columbia. Oh, and his mom is a bestselling children’s author, if that helps.
I just hope Franco does better than Ethan Hawke, whose self-impressed debut novel The Hottest State I read a few years back. To summarize, The Hottest State left me with a loaded gun pointed at my temple, trigger cocked. JK! But seriously, I rolled my eyes so many times, I thought they’d pop out and slide around on the ground like a pair of peeled grapes. Back to the ’90s where you belong, Hawke!
And good luck to you, James Franco.