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James Franco & Nicole Kidman: Broadway's 'Sweet Bird of Youth'!

James Franco & Nicole Kidman: Broadway's 'Sweet Bird of Youth'!

James Franco is set to star opposite Nicole Kidman in a Broadway production of Sweet Bird of Youth!

The 32-year-old actor would hit the stage in the David Cromer directed play next fall. Sweet Bird of Youth, written by Tennessee Williams, tells the story of an aging movie star and her gigolo paramour.

“Negotiations are underway, but both Franco and Kidman are fully committed,” Deadline reports.

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  • lexy hates bilson

    This is great! Not every actor can do Broadway…thankfully these 2 can!!

  • http://Ja Sligo ^ _ ^ cute

    I think nice move

  • Lee

    OMG! Cant believe this is actually happening. Finally Nicole is coming back to Broadway YAY

  • blair

    Awesome….it will be sold out!

  • Olga

    I’m proud of my husband

  • Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!

    You hasband awful moron

  • Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!

    Niccol good

  • jimmy

    I swear I saw James on that free webcam chat site called

  • Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!


  • Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!

    What this

  • moh123

    good for both of them *-*

  • SarahNL

    Ahh now I love James Franco even more. xD I mean Broadway, wow! and Sweet Bird of Youth, dubbel wow. I loved the movie, with Paul Newman. <3

  • elena

    Wow, he really doesn’t waste any time

  • KC

    I just may make the effort to go and see this one.

  • Go Ask Alice

    I am a big fan of Nicoles.

    Always has been.
    BUT, she has done it all. And she has it all.
    Seems to me with an infant and toddler and a husband with a major career, she should take some time off, like a year off, and be with her family.

  • Ace

    Run James Run! So much for that family is her priority thing for Nic!

  • Spikes

    Great pairing! Nicole is royality and James is a hot tamale. F off, haters. Keith doesn’t want you.

  • Eve

    @Go Ask Alice:

    Sorry but there’s 2 things as an actor that allow for a steady regular schedule with no travel and that’s doing a sitcom or doing a play. Go Nicole! There’s nothing like Broadway. James Franco will be perfect. Check out the Newsweek Roundtable discussion with them.

  • Zoe

    James Franco, marry me! <3333

  • Frozoid

    Kidman “royalty”? In your dreams.

    A has-been who never was who married Cruise to further her career.

    She’s no Debra Winger- who knows how to plumb her emotional depths to give a performance of depth and sincerity.

    Kidman can’t act. Period. She “performs.”

  • Fun

    Great news!

  • betany

    I can’t stand James Franco and that idiot smile of his. He’s a piece of pretentious crap. I wouldn’t pay $10 to see him on stage.

  • Hey Frozoid

    A tip for ya…every time you use the word has-been to describe Nicole Kidman you give yourself away as a skeptic. Pathetic.

  • scottee

    I agree. She should take some time off and take care of the new baby. She keeps saying that her family comes first and she is taking less of a load. Really? I am sure she will be doing 6 to 7 shows a week. Maybe it is just a short run.

  • objective

    She’s beautiful and Keith obviously adores her. Lucky lady. Her “work” is apparently very important to her. She would probably die of boredom if she were to give it up. Not exactly best for the kids, but with the amount of money she makes – they will be fine. It would be very hard to turn down that kind of income – no matter how much you already have.

  • stayathome

    I personally think it is best for children to have a devoted mother. Full time mother. She has a newborn. Would you choose to work if you could afford not to with a newborn and a 2 yr. old? Not me.

  • haveitall

    She appears to have it all, doesn’t she?

  • stayathome

    Why would you vote down on my post? So what if I would choose to stay home with my children? I can have an opinion. If you want to disagree, do so with words – or can’t you justify your position?

  • hollywood

    Hollywood types are different. No doubt about it. Someone offers you a 6 month role and it would earn over $500,000 and you’re telling me you would turn it down? I doubt it.

  • herwords

    She mentioned how her relationship with Tom Cruise was a good one but that it had run it’s course. What a strange way of looking at a relationship. I hope she doesn’t ever feel that way about her relationship with Keith. That would kill him.

  • WTF

    @herwords: I doubt it, Keith is a philanderer. He’d get over it.

  • Jimmy W.


    Ha ha don’t you wish!

  • herwords

    Correction: Keith MAY have been a philanderer in the past. He hasn’t been one in years. People change. He obviously can get any woman he wants, but apparently what he’s looking for is more than just another pretty face, he wants Nicole, the mother of his children. His soulmate.

  • How is it strange?


    That’s what happens when relationships end, they run their course. What once was is now no more.

    If Nicole says “I love my family” the skeptics comeback is “What a strange statement”. Dummies.

  • Well….


    It’s ridiculous to say in a blanket statement that mothers who work even though they don’t have to aren’t devoted.

  • Sole

    Great pairing indeed!
    Franco has an undeniable passion for the theatrics. In each of his roles he carries himself with a sensibility so unlike many other actor and unlike a great handful of actors, he is versatile.
    Kidman is so amazing.
    cant wait!