James Franco and Nicole Kidman might be joining a Broadway production of “Sweet Bird of Youth” later this year.
Director David Cromer said Wednesday that negotiations are under way to persuade Franco to join Kidman on Broadway.
“It looks like it’s coming together,” said Cromer, who helmed the recent award-winning Off-Broadway revival of “Our Town” at the Barrow Street Theatre. “It’s one of my favorite plays.”
Kidman last appeared on Broadway in David Hare’s “The Blue Room,” which ran from 1998 to 1999. Franco, who was nominated for an Oscar for “127 Hours” would be making his Broadway debut.
Cromer said producers, including Scott Rudin, had signed Kidman but are still in talks with Franco, though the actor has expressed interest. “They’re still working on the schedule,” he said.