Several tipsters have pointed us in the direction of this Observer piece, which announces that James Franco, MFA ‘?? will star as Allen Ginsberg, CC ’48, in an upcoming biopic.

And while we’re on the topic of Franco (the plaintive soul at right), last night he was spotted studying in Blue Java “with massive hipster headphones staring at his Mac.” Reportedly he looked “scruffy” and was sporting a black Jansport backpack.

That said, as a general policy and a nod to basic human decency, we will not be posting Franco sightings in real time. But continue to send them in, and we’ll do a FrancoWatch wrap-up whenever the need arises.