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    Cannes Review: Admirable Ambition Isn't Enough For James Franco'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 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.

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    James Franco, Critic, Takes on 'Gatsby' Detractors and Uses Annoying Character to Explain his Teenage Fingering Jealousy

    Jack of all trades James Franco has revived his burgeoning career as a cultural critic. We all know he got an advanced degree from Yale or NYU or Columbia or something, and we may have read his take on HBO show "Girls" last year.

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    WATCH: Cannes Trailer for James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying'

    Just before its premiere in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year, the trailer for James Franco's "As I Lay Dying" has emerged. This is Franco's adaptation of William Faulkner's 1930 novel. Franco has written and directed the film and will star as Darl Bundren.

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    Watch: First Trailer For James Franco's Cannes Contender 'As I Lay Dying

    Tackling an adaptation of a William Faulkner novel, featuring no less than fifteen different characters, in a narrative that doesn't lend itself easily to a cinematic interpretation would be a challenge for anybody. But not everybody is James Franco. In the past year, he's dropped a documentary abou...

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    Wim Wenders + James Franco + 3D Family Drama = Most Awesome WTF Movie Announcement Of The Day

    Whatever you think of Zach Braff and celebrity Kickstarter campaigns, you have to admit his conversation with Kim Masters late last week was pretty fascinating. Braff paints a pretty dismal picture of the American cinema landscape and part of his self “defense” for going to Kickstater is a just a mo...

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    First Look At Danny McBride & More New Pics From James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying'

    Among the many filmmakers and actors packing their bags for Cannes this year is James Franco, because nary a festival can go by with something by the multitasking polymath being in the mix. And this year, the south of France will be getting his adaptation of William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying," whic...

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    Why You Actin’ ‘Spicious? ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Will Star In James Franco’s ‘The Garden Of Last Days’ Adaptation

    James Franco has cast the lead in his adaptation of Andre Dubus III’s singularly intense novel “The Garden of Last Days,” and he had to go all the way to Westeros to find her: Emilia Clarke, who plays the dragon-loving Daenerys Targaryen on the smash HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” according t...

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    The 25 Greatest Oversharers in Film and Television: 21-25

    Inspired by Marc Maron's new IFC comedy based on his own life, Indiewire is offering up our favorite other oversharers currently working in film, in comedy and in TV, a list we'll be rolling out over the week.

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    James Franco Plants 'The Garden Of Last Days' For Next Directorial Project

    James Franco simply does not know how to stop working. So far this year, his film, “Interior. Leather Bar.,” debuted at Sundance; his adaptation of “As I Lay Daying” premieres at Cannes next month; and oh yeah, he starred in “Oz the Great and Powerful” and “Spring Breakers” which both came out this ...

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