By Kate Ward
Updated August 30, 2011 at 10:31 PM EDT

I suppose it was just one project too many for James Franco: The increasingly busy actor, who just finished marketing a starring turn in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and is currently filming 2013’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, will no longer be making his Broadway debut in Sweet Bird of Youth. The actor had planned to appear in the Tennessee Williams play, which follows a gigolo who romances an aging actress to get into show business. Nicole Kidman is still starring in the production.

No word on whether he’ll still have time to play Carlos the Dwarf during the next Dungeons & Dragons meeting. Yes, I’m still hanging on to Freaks & Geeks.

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