After playing Jake Epping in Hulu's limited series adaptation of Stephen King's 11/22/63, James Franco is stepping back into Stephen King territory to narrate a new audiobook of King's The Dead Zone (1979).
One of King's most seminal novels (it was adapted for the big screen by David Cronenberg in 1983 before being the basis for a USA Network TV series that ran from 2002–2007), The Dead Zone audiobook will be released by Simon & Schuster in digital and CD form on April 25th, according to EW and Amazon, and you can check out the official synopsis and cover art below (via Simon & Schuster).
The Dead Zone Audiobook: "When Johnny Smith was six years old, head trauma caused by a bad ice-skating accident left him with a nasty bruise on his forehead and, from time to time, those hunches . . . infrequent but accurate snippets of things to come. But it isn’t until Johnny’s a grown man—-now having survived a horrifying auto injury that plunged him into a coma lasting four-and-a-half years—-that his special abilities really push to the fore. Johnny Smith has come back from the void with an extraordinary gift that becomes his life’s curse . . . presenting visions of what was and what will be for both the innocent and guilty alike. But when he encounters a ruthlessly ambitious and amoral man who promises a terrifying fate for all humanity, Johnny must find a way to prevent a harrowing predestination from becoming reality. . . .
About James Franco
JAMES FRANCO is an actor, director, artist and writer. His film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, Spring Breakers, Howl, and 127 Hours, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He is the author of the novel Actors Anonymous, the collection Palo Alto, and the memoir A California Childhood. His writing has been published in Esquire, Vanity Fair, N+1, The Wall Street Journal, and McSweeney’s; and his art has been exhibited throughout the world including at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and MoMA PS1 in New York."