Newswire: James Franco got a bunch of famous people to star in his next directorial effort

What can be said about James Franco that hasn’t already been said? Or, rather, how can any of us know what has been said about him at all? Franco is like some kind of ephemeral dream person, always flittering just out of sight. You hear about him doing some stupid self-aggrandizing project, but he’s already gone on to his next self-aggrandizing project by the time you try to look at him. Occasionally, though, he looks down on us mortals and deigns to do something that isn’t overblown and ridiculous. This is one of those times, sort of.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Franco has announced that his next directorial effort will be an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle. The book, like all Steinbeck books, is about people standing up against the corrupt people and systems that control their lives and fight in the name …

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