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All of a sudden, James Franco might be Hollywood.s busiest man as the potential projects pile up like genetically enhanced apes on San Francisco.s Golden Gate Bridge. Franco told MTV at the Sundance Film Festival that he.s lining up an adaptation of James Ellroy.s novel American Tabloid, which he says he will direct and star in. .It.s not all put together,. Franco cautioned. .It.s still early. You.re getting the scoop.. Here.s more: Ellroy.s book came out in 1995, and is a period thriller not unlike Ellroy.s other crime-noir stories (such as L.A. Confidential or The Black Dahlia). It is divided into five sections as it follows three unconventional law enforcement agents as it attempts to connect a series of conspiracy theories entangling the CIA, the FBI and the Mafia. It leads up to the granddaddy of American conspiracy theories, the »

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