Festival Trailer for James Franco's Directorial Debut 'As I Lay Dying'

May 13, 2013
Source: Yahoo

As I Lay Dying Trailer

"I don't care what we do, just so long as we do something." Well, now what do we have here? If you thought things couldn't get any more James Franco than they already are, get ready for Franco overload. He directs, too! The first Cannes promo trailer has arrived for As I Lay Dying, based on the William Faulkner novel, that is written, produced, directed by and starring James Franco. I'm that not familiar with the western story, but this looks a lot better than I was expecting it would, for some odd reason. The cast includes Tim Blake Nelson, Logan Marshall-Green and yes, Danny McBride in a dramatic role. Check it out below.

Here's the very first Cannes trailer for James Franco's As I Lay Dying, originally from Yahoo:

As I Lay Dying is directed by and starring James Franco, based on the book by William Faulkner and charts the story of the Bundren family and their attempts to bury Addie Bundren in the town of Jefferson. Franco himself stars as Darl Bundren, the son of a woman who has recently died, and whose family is attempting to honor her wish of being buried in a town forty miles away from the family home. Tim Blake Nelson plays the widowed patriarch and Darl's father, while Jim Parrack plays one of his brothers. Franco's As I Lay Dying is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this month in the Un Certain Regard category. Look any good?

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments



elyk1887 on May 13, 2013


My mother is a fish. Also, this looks really good. Usually book adaptations fail to meet the tone of the film but this looks like it's doing alright in that regard. Great cast too

Mike Garba on May 13, 2013


I love this book! It looks like this will be pretty great too.

DAVIDPD on May 13, 2013


This looks surprisingly good considering how awful is other features were.

Sam on May 13, 2013


Exactly my thoughts...

Alex Billington on May 13, 2013


This is not a "western story". Faulkner writes about the South.

Ron on May 13, 2013


Yea not western at all - Southern existentialism. I'm all on board with it. One of my favorite books.

Scott Tremper on May 13, 2013


What debut? he directed movies before...

Ege Sönmez on May 13, 2013


Was thinking the same thing. Mostly shorts before this... I think Alex means his first film that will be released in the traditional sense... or something...

Greg dinskisk on May 13, 2013


Loos great!

Nielsen700 on May 13, 2013


I'll watch it looks great, getting pretty into the South at the moment.

Carpola on May 13, 2013


Well I'm excited.

Russell Shouse on May 14, 2013

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