James Franco’s As I Lay Dying Debuts a Trailer


As I Lay Dying, James Franco’s adaptation of William Faulkner’s 1930 novel, has revealed a trailer in advance of its Cannes premiere. Check it out in the player below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies.

Written, directed by and starring Franco, As I Lay Dying also stars Danny McBride, Tim Blake Nelson, Beth Grant, Logan Marshall-Green and Ahna O’Reilly.

The novel, widely acknowledged as one of the defining works of American literature, is famous in part for its unique stylization wherein the first person narration shifts between more than a dozen different characters, each offering their stream of consciousness views on the story, which follows the Bundren family as they attempt to honor Addie Bundren’s (Grant) wishes of being buried in her hometown.