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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  • elyk1887
  • Mike Garba
    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
    I love this book! It looks like this will be pretty great too.
  • Sam
    This looks surprisingly good considering how awful is other features were.
  • Ron
    This is not a "western story". Faulkner writes about the South.
    • Scott Tremper
      Yea not western at all - Southern existentialism. I'm all on board with it. One of my favorite books.
  • Ege Sönmez
    What debut? he directed movies before...
    • Greg dinskisk
      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...
  • Nielsen700
    Loos great!
  • I'll watch it looks great, getting pretty into the South at the moment.
  • Russell Shouse
    Well I'm excited.




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