James Franco wanted to option ‘11.22.63’ — but J.J. Abrams beat him to it
PASADENA, CALIF. — When James Franco first read Stephen King’s 11.22.63, he immediately wanted to option it.
The book, which was published in 2011, follows Jake Epping, a high school English teacher who travels back in time with a mission to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy
“I read it pretty fast,” Franco said during a panel at Hulu’s Television Critics Association presentation on Saturday morning. “I just loved it so much.”
Unfortunately for Franco — at least at the time — the project was taken by none other than J.J. Abrams. Read more…