You could be forgiven you not knowing James Franco had directed any movies, but he’s actually made quite a few, although the likes of The Broken Tower and Sal have been small, arty and not seen by many people.
Now he’s going a little more high profile with As I Lay Dying, an adaptation of a William Faulkner novel that will be playing at Cannes. Before its festival debut, a trailer has been released, giving us a feel for movie. As with Franco’s other movies, it gives the impression of being made incredibly quickly, which in this case could actually be a bonus.
It charts the story of the Bundren family and their attempts to bury Addie Bundren in the town of Jefferson.