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Hollywood actors James Franco and Chris O'Dowd will appear in a production of Of Mice And Men in March 2014

Hollywood actor James Franco will make his Broadway debut in a production of Of Mice And Men beginning March 2014, a play that hasn't been performed on Broadway in nearly 40 years.

Playing the part of George, he'll be joined by Chris O'Dowd in the role of Lenny. O'Dowd initially found fame on British television in The It Crowd before successfully making the transition to Hollywood, appearing in Bridesmaids, This Is 40 and the hit HBO TV series Girls.

Franco originally announced the project in March this year, and gave details of casting and direction a month ago, but the project has been officially announced by lead producer David Binder. The play's director will be Anna Shapiro, who won a Tony for her production of August: Osage County, since turned into a film starring Meryl Streep. »

- Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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