James Franco is heading to Hulu.
“The Interview” actor will star in an adaptation of Stephen King’s 2011 best-selling novel 11/22/63, a what-if account about a teacher who travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Hulu made the announcement in a blog post.
Franco will star as high school English teacher Jake Epping who tries to save the former president in the upcoming nine-hour event series.
Franco’s last project, “The Interview,” starred the 36-year-old actor as a journalist who was given a mission to assassinate North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
“11/22/63” comes from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Television, and executive producer/writer Bridget Carpenter.
There is no release date yet for the series.
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