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    Review: James Franco's 'As I Lay Directing' (TRAILER)

    As the ever prolific James Franco's Cormac McCarthy adaptation "Child of God" continues to win strong reviews at NYFF (having premiered at Venice), his Cannes William Faulkner adaptation "As I Lay Dying" has a limited theatrical release October 11. Check out our review, below.

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    Watch: Exclusive Clip from James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying' Featuring Franco, Horses and Danny McBride

    Get your daily James Franco fix with this exclusive clip from his latest directorial effort, "As I Lay Dying."

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    Review: James Franco's Ambitious Adaptation Of William Faulkner's 'As I Lay Dying'

    To be certain, James Franco has never been lacking in ambition. From the meta quasi-doc "Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)" to the Hart Crane biopic "The Broken Tower" to the kinky "Interior. Leather Bar." to the primate co-starring "The Ape," Franco has leapt into filmmakin...

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    Watch: Trailer for James Franco's Sal Mineo Biopic 'Sal'

    Long after playing the festival circuit in 2011, Tribeca Film has released the trailer for James Franco's directorial effort "Sal" ahead of its Fall debut. The biopic chronicles the final day in the life of actor Sal Mineo (Val Lauren), the 1950s teen idol and Academy Award nominee for his roles in ...

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    Watch: Trailer For James Franco-Directed Sal Mineo Biopic 'Sal'

    First announced in the halcyon days of 2010, the James Franco-directed Sal Mineo biopic—simply titled “Sal”—will finally see release this fall, after briefly hitting the festival circuit in 2011, stopping in Venice and Austin. And the first trailer has now arrived online.

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    James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying' Going Straight to iTunes, VOD and DVD

    James Franco's "As I Lay Dying," which premiered at Cannes last year, will be going straight to iTunes, VOD, iVOD and DVD.

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    New York Film Festival Review: James Franco Directs 'Child of God'

    If Child of God had been made by James Franco instead of "James Franco," by just another filmmaker instead of the public figure whose career and self-consciously created image seem like one hydra-headed piece of performance art -- actor in blockbusters and indies, fiction-writer, student at to...

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    Watch: 'Venezia 70 - Future Reloaded' Short Films By Claire Denis, James Franco, Paul Schrader & Many More

    Not all of us have the luxury of being able to drop everything and head off to world’s most prestigious film festivals, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the Venice International Film Festival commissioned “Venezia 70 - Future Reloaded...

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    First Photos Debut From Sylvester Stallone-Penned Action Movie 'Homefront' Starring Jason Statham And James Franco

    "Homefront," a movie we had no idea even existed until literally fifteen minutes ago, sounds kind of enjoyable in a junky, nothing-else-is-playing kind of way. It stars Jason Statham, king of B-grade action movies, as a former DEA agent who returns to his home down only to get hassled by a drug king...

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    Naomi Watts Out, Nicole Kidman In For Werner Herzog’s Sweeping ‘Queen of the Desert’

    Like a mirage that seems to vanish in the arid air, Naomi Watts has departed Werner Herzog’s new film, “Queen of the Desert,” but been replaced by someone of equally impressive star magnitude in Nicole Kidman. The news comes out of the Toronto International Film Festival, which is where all news sho...

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