James Franco is set to star and direct an upcoming Shel Silverstein.
The film will be based on the book “A Boy Named Shel” by Lisa Rogak with Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair on writing duty.
Silverstein was also a poet, singer, songwriter, and screenwriter. His work was translated into more then 30 languages and sold over 20 million copies. The film will focus not only on his struggles professionally, but personally as well, and trace how he became the iconic author he is today.