Franco Joins Second Stephen King Adaptation

Following the success of “11.22.63” on Hulu, actor James Franco is set to star in and produce another Stephen King adaptation – this time a film take on King’s short story “Drunken Fireworks” for Rabbit Bandini Productions and Rubicon Entertainment.

Matt Rager, who penned the script for several Franco-directed films including his “The Sound and the Fury” and “As I Lay Dying” adaptations, will write the project. No director is attached yet.

The story is set in a small town in Maine and centers on a mechanic (Franco) and a retired mob boss who compete in the town’s annual Fourth of July fireworks competition. Franco, Vince Jolivette, Doug McKay, Robert Kaplan, Marc Senter and Nathan Grubbs will produce.

Source: Deadline