James Franco is set to direct and star in the film adaptation of Andrew Dubus III's "The Garden of the Last Days". This will mark Franco's second directorial effort, as his first debut "As I Lay Dying", will be showcased at Cannes.
"The Garden of the Last Days" centers around a stripper named April, her daughter, and two unusual clients. It is said to be a "painful novel about sex, parenthood, honor and masculinity. Set in the seamy underside of American life, it juxtaposes lust for domination with hunger for connection, sexual violence with family love. "
Dubus is of course known for his emotionally charged and raw books, as seen in his other book-to-film adaptation "The House of Sand and Fog", which starred Sir Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly.
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