James Franco is set to become a lecturer at New York University.
James Franco, the American actor, writer and artist, is set to teach a class in directing at New York University's Karbar Institute of Film and Television, reports the Press Association. The 32-year-old, who received mixed reviews for his hosting of this year's Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway, will work at the Greenwich Village-based campus. The class, which has quickly reached capacity, will begin in the autumn and students will be expected to create a short film adaption of a poem by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise Gluck. A spokesman for the University said, "He will be teaching a section of a third year directing class in the graduate film division. It will comprise of 10 to 12 students". John Tintori, chair of the graduate film programme said Franco's appointment was based on his "amazing mind" and "limitless energy".
James Franco, who received an Oscar nomination for his performance in the Danny Boyle drama '127 Hours', is currently studying for a Phd in English at Yale University.