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Watch: Trailer for James Franco’s William Faulkner Adaptation and Cannes Pick ‘As I Lay Dying’

Watch: Trailer for James Franco's William Faulkner Adaptation and Cannes Pick 'As I Lay Dying'

Drama runs high in the new trailer for James Franco’s William Faulkner adaptation “As I Lay Dying.”  While the trailer makes the film look like an intense edge-of-your-seat drama, Faulkner’s modernist prose is often seen as hard to translate into film adaptations.

“As I Lay Dying” centers on a family who seeks to honor their matriarch’s wish to be buried in the town of Jefferson.  The book has multiple narrators and each allows us to a see a different perspective on family dynamics.

We’ll see how Franco fares with putting Faulkner to screen when the film debuts at Cannes this week in the Un Certain Regard section.

For now, here’s the trailer:

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