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Broadway's Of Mice and Men to Be Filmed by National Theatre Live

James Franco and Chris O'Dowd star in the John Steinbeck classic.

Leighton Meester, Chris O'Dowd, and James Franco take their bow in Of Mice and Men.
(© Seth Walters)

The current Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men will be distributed and broadcast internationally by National Theatre Live, marking the first time a Broadway show has been chosen for filming by the program. Screening dates have yet to be announced.

Written by Steinbeck and based on his novel of the same name, Of Mice and Men tells the story of unlikely friends George (James Franco) and Lennie (Chris O'Dowd), who drift from job to job across California, never letting go of their dreams of owning an acre of land of their very own.

Of Mice and Men also features Leighton Meester, Jim Norton, Ron Cephas Jones, Alex Morf, Joel Marsh Garland, James McMenamin, Jim Ortlieb, Jim Parrack, Michael Dempsey, Kevin Jackson, Erica Lutz, and Stephen Payne. The production will be filmed for National Theatre Live at the Longacre Theatre, where the show will end its run on July 27.

"We are include this great production of an American classic in our National Theatre Live program," said David Sabel, the National Theatre's Director of Broadcast and Digital, in a statement. "These broadcasts have enabled millions more people around the world to see great theatre from the UK and now the US."

For tickets to Of Mice and Men on Broadway, click here.