Franco Sinks His Teeth Into Twilight

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August 13, 2010 | 11:15am EST

James Franco is joining in on the Twilight craze – he’s reading the best-selling vampire novel as research for a children’s book he wants to write.

The Milk star has been spotted carrying around Twilight, about a forbidden romance between a vampire and a mortal, and admits it’s inspiring a “project” he is planning in the future.

And Franco confesses he’s been sucked into the vampire phenomenon by the addictive book.

He tells Esquire magazine, “It’s crazy how much sexual tension there is. It just builds and builds. I mean it never stops. It’s sort of explosive by the end. Crazy. Like they’ll blow up with it. And of course, they don’t. Which is the point too, I guess.”