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James Franco’s ‘Of Mice And Men’ Is Coming To a Theatre Near You

The popular Broadway production is set to be filmed for a wider audience

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: July 23rd, 2014 in Culture » Stage » News

James Franco and Chris O’Dowd’s successful Broadway rendition of John Steinbeck’s classic tale ‘Of Mice and Men’ is coming to a close this Sunday. Luckily, National Theatre Live has announced plans to film and internationally broadcast the revival all those who missed the staged production.

‘Of Mice and Men’ stars Franco and O’Dowd in the lead roles with Leighton Meester, Jim Parrack, and Jim Norton in supporting roles.

National Theatre Live launched in 2009 and has brought many stage plays, primarily from London’s West End, to cinemas and digital platforms. To date, they have filmed ‘Phedre’, ‘War Horse’, ‘Frankenstein’, ‘Coriolanus’, and several others. ‘Of Mice and Men’ marks the first Broadway production filmed by the company.

The Anna D. Shapiro-directed play is the first Broadway production of the spring the recoup it’s full investment after just twelve weeks.

International screening dates for ‘Of Mice and Men’ will be announced later in the year.

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