New Trailer: As I Lay Dying, James Franco’s debut directorial effort.
James Franco is on fire this year. This will be his fourth film and directorial debut and we’re only half way through May! Happily, As I Lay Dying marks a return back to his dramatic roles and will hopefully set a trend for him taking on a number of more serious parts. Not that I don’t thoroughly enjoy his comedy, I’m super excited for This Is The End, but it’d be nice to see another 127 Hours-calibre performance. In addition to starring and directing this film, Franco is also producing it and wrote the screenplay, I guess he really likes this novel.
Based on William Faulkner’s novel of the same name, As I Lay Dying is the story of a family travelling to Jefferson to put their dying mother to rest. Beyond that, I can’t really tell what’s going to happen except a vast amount of Jeff Bridges’ True Grit-style mumbling exemplified by a child who has a nice little speech which I can’t decipher a word of.
Overall it looks to be a solid film featuring a strong cast. Alongside Franco will be Tim Blake Nelson, Tom Hardy look-alike Logan Marshall-Green, Richard Jenkins (rumoured) and in what may be his first dramatic role ever, Danny McBride(?)!
Now you’ve seen the trailer, tell me in the comments what you think that child was saying. Seriously.