Actor. Visionary. Friend to gay gigolos the world over. Amidst all of his other gigs, James Franco teaching at NYU will be just one more feather in his insane, feather-covered cap. The 127 Hours actor signed on to teach a graduate film studies class this fall, which most likely means Anne Hathaway will teach it while Franco stands three feet away, giggling unhelpfully. “James has an amazing mind and limitless energy,” explained John Tintori, chair of the graduate film program. “Our students will be fortunate to learn from him. We anticipate the students in his class will feel especially privileged to have him as a teacher.” Privileged by all the free time they have after Prof. Franco falls asleep face-down on the text book, but privileged none the less.
Franco will instructing his class out of the Karbar Institute of Film & Television, where “He will be teaching a section of a third year directing class in the graduate film division. It will compromise 10 to 12 students.” confirmed an NYU spokesperson. It class is already filled, no doubt fueled by the student’s passionate interest in finding out what the actor was on during Franco’s Oscar hosting gig. We mean learning! The students have a passionate interest in learning. We imagine James’ class will be just like the Dead Poet’s Society, but with more Twitter insults aimed at Bruce Vilanch. Just slightly more.