James Franco seems to be getting over his invisible art phase. Which is great, since he has a super busy year coming up, with 10 open projects on the forefront. Busy or not, Franco apparently still has some free time on his hands, and he’ll channel that into a new project: publishing his first full-length novel.

After working on the novel, the 33 year-old actor and writer brokered a deal with Amazon to publish. According to The New York Observer, Amazon’s fiction editor, Ed Park, first acquired Franco’s book, called Actors Anonymous. Actors Anonymous will be loosely based on the star's experiences in Hollywood. We don’t know exactly what “loosely” means at this juncture, but I’m hoping we’ll find some recognizable characters within the confines of his pages. Things could get really juicy.

I’m really happy Franco didn’t choose to go the way of Palo Alto with his first full-length endeavor. Palo Alto was a 2011 book of short stories by Franco, published by Scribner. The title follows a bunch of low-life, messed up younger people who can’t seem to figure out how to get their acts together. It’s like some Bret Easton Ellis stuff, only with less wit and compelling characters. Hopefully, in writing about real life, Franco will be able to get the words to come out right.

In any case, we’re interested. Pop Blend will keep you posted when Amazon announces a release date. Let’s hope it comes sometime in 2012.



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