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WATCH: Cannes Trailer for James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying'

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood May 13, 2013 at 6:16PM

Just before its premiere in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year, the trailer for James Franco's "As I Lay Dying" has emerged. This is Franco's adaptation of William Faulkner's 1930 novel. Franco has written and directed the film and will star as Darl Bundren.
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Franco As I Lay Dying

Just before its premiere in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year, the trailer for James Franco's "As I Lay Dying" has emerged. This is Franco's adaptation of William Faulkner's 1930 novel. Franco has written and directed the film and will star as Darl Bundren. 

Though judging from a trailer is always extrapolating, it seems that his version will be as fiercely character driven as Faulkner's multi-perspective American classic. 

In addition to Franco, the movie also stars Danny McBride, Tim Blake Nelson, Beth Grant, Logan Marshall-Green and Ahna O'Reilly.

This article is related to: James Franco, James Franco, Cannes, Trailers, Trailers, Festivals


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.