James Franco has signed to star in the new Hulu limited event series 11/22/63, based on the book by Stephen King. 9 episodes have been ordered by the streaming service. JJ Abrams’s Bad Robot is producing.
The book is based around an English teacher who accidentally stumbles on a time portal that sends him back to 1958, and he tries to stop the assassination of JFK, though many complications arise. Franco is tapped to play the English teacher, Jake Epping. This is the first casting for 11/22/63.