The upcoming Hulu series based on the Stephen King novel 11/22/63 has just landed it’s star. James Franco, who most recently is famous for his role in The Interview, is set to star as Jacob Epping, a man who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
11/22/63 will be a nine-part mini-series. However, it could become more than that if reception is good. Here is the official synopsis of the series:
“Jacob “Jake” Epping is a divorced high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, whose friend Al shows Jake a time portal located in the back of his diner’s pantry, which leads to September 9, 1958, at 11:58 a.m. Al has learned that it is possible to change history; however, an apparent “reset” on any subsequent trip to 1958 nullifies the change, unless it is made again.
After discovering he could change history, Al became obsessed with preventing the assassination of John F. Kennedy, assuming this would lead to a better world without the Vietnam War or the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.. Al was forced to abort his plan in 1962 after developing terminal lung cancer due to his lifelong habit of smoking. He pleads with Jake to carry out his mission for him.”