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Trailer for James Franco's adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying has a lot of yelling and weird narration

05.13.2013
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The career chameleon James Franco has delivered the trailer for his next feature, AS I LAY DYING, which is based on the 1930's novel by William Faulkner. Franco plays the lead in the period piece and is joined by co-stars Tim Blake Nelson, Danny McBride, Logan Marshall-Green, Richard Jenkins, and Beth Grant. The pic reminds me of a Terrence Malick film, complete with scenic shots and weird, nonsensical narration. I am not familiar with Faulkner's book, so I can't speak to anything about it being adapted as a positive or negative, but with Franco at the helm it's sure to be an interesting trip.

Here's the trailer:

Here's the synopsis:

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.

Franco seems to dabble in just about everything, from big budget fare like SPIDER-MAN to oddball comedies like PINEAPPLE EXPRESS to crazy dramas like SPRING BREAKERS and even soap operas. He's one of the most eccentric people working in Hollywood today, that's for sure.

AS I LAY DYING will premiere at Cannes this month with a release date TBD. Franco will next be seen in THIS IS THE END, which opens on June 12, 2013.

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10:03PM on 05/14/2013

Ironic

he relases the trailer the same time the lead singer of As I Lay Dying gets accused of soliciting someone for murder. I know i'm the only metal fan to notice this but whatever.
he relases the trailer the same time the lead singer of As I Lay Dying gets accused of soliciting someone for murder. I know i'm the only metal fan to notice this but whatever.
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4:35AM on 05/14/2013

I prefer oscar host franco!

Best Franco to date if you ask me.
Best Franco to date if you ask me.
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7:52PM on 05/13/2013
"Of all of your art projects, which one do you think makes people roll their eyes the hardest?"

-- Zach Galifinakis to James Franco
"Of all of your art projects, which one do you think makes people roll their eyes the hardest?"

-- Zach Galifinakis to James Franco
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7:16PM on 05/13/2013
jack of all trades, master of none, ill reserve judgment until the final product is seen
jack of all trades, master of none, ill reserve judgment until the final product is seen
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5:12PM on 05/13/2013
Color me intrigued,....
Color me intrigued,....
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5:08PM on 05/13/2013

I'm not a fan...

... of everything Franco did, but I admire and respect the dude for trying everything and going for it 100%.
He could just be an actor getting a check and doing nothing special and just be rich. Instead, he decided to work.
... of everything Franco did, but I admire and respect the dude for trying everything and going for it 100%.
He could just be an actor getting a check and doing nothing special and just be rich. Instead, he decided to work.
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