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Screening of 'Of Mice and Men' play with James Franco will be aired in November across US

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NEW YORK — The recent revival of "Of Mice and Men" starring James Franco may have closed on Broadway, but you can still catch it on the silver screen.

The play will be screened in more than 700 movie theaters across the United States and Canada on Nov. 6. It is the first American production chosen to be filmed by National Theatre Live.

The play, an adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel, follows two tragic migrant workers trying to make their way through the Depression. It co-starred Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton.

PHOTO: FILE - This undated file image released by Polk & Co. shows James Franco, right, and Chris O'Dowd in a scene from "Of Mice and Men," in New York. The recent revival of "Of Mice and Men" starring James Franco may have closed on Broadway but you can still catch it. The play will be screened in over 700 movie theaters across the United States and Canada on Nov. 6, 2014.  (AP Photo/Polk & Co., Richard Phibbs, file)
FILE - This undated file image released by Polk & Co. shows James Franco, right, and Chris O'Dowd in a scene from "Of Mice and Men," in New York. The recent revival of "Of Mice and Men" starring James Franco may have closed on Broadway but you can still catch it. The play will be screened in over 700 movie theaters across the United States and Canada on Nov. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Polk & Co., Richard Phibbs, file)

The play, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, recouped its $3.8 million capitalization in just 12 weeks and shattered the house record at the Longacre Theatre.

The broadcast will be distributed via BY Experience and Fathom Events.


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