James Franco to teach film course at NYU

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2011, 13:00 PM IST

New York: Hollywood actor James Franco will be teaching at New York University’s Kanbar Institute of Film and Television this fall.

"He will be teaching a section of a third year directing class in the graduate film division. It will comprise 10 to 12 students," the New York Daily News quoted an NYU spokesman as telling E! Online.

The 32-year-old actor, artist and recent Oscars host, who is currently in the midst of obtaining a Ph.D. in English at Yale, will reportedly have his pupils make a film adaptation of a Louise Gluck poem.

John Tintori, the chair of the program, praised the ‘127 Hours’ star for having "an amazing mind and limitless energy."

"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," said Tintori.

ANI