22 January 2013 4:52 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The works of acclaimed writer James Ellroy have been mined for the big screen before in films like L.A. Confidential (which has a prequel currently brewing), The Black Dahlia, and more. Now it looks as if another project is coming down the pike, as James Franco revealed to MTV that he is in talks to direct and star in an adaptation of Ellroy's novel American Tabloid, a period piece that follows the stories of three police officers that all converge during the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Bruce Willis and Tom Hanks had tried to get this project off the ground but to no avail, so we'll see if Franco has better luck. American Tabloid isn't quite as well known as some of Ellroy's other works, so here's the synopsis: We are behind, and below, the scenes of JFK's presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination--in the »

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