The first trailer for actor-writer-producer-director James Franco’s upcoming As I Lay Dying has surfaced online. The film is an adaptation of William Faulkner’s novel of the same name and centers around the death of Addie Bundren and her family’s journey to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
I don’t know much about the novel, but the trailer looks like a pretty intense drama, and regardless of how you feel about Franco, a premiere at Cannes is an accomplishment.
Besides Franco, the cast also includes Danny McBride, Tim Blake Nelson, Logan Marshall Green, Ahna O’Reilly, and Jim Parrack.
As I Lay Dying is an upcoming drama film 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. It has been selected to be screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
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 Franco’s father, while Jim Parrack (True Blood) plays one of his brothers. Danny McBride, who previously co-starred with Franco in the extreme stoner comedy “Pineapple Express,” Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) and Ahna O’Reilly (The Help) also star in the film.