Watch the Trailer for James Franco-Directed As I Lay Dying

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Watch the Trailer for James Franco-Directed <i>As I Lay Dying</i>

In the latest edition of “James Franco doing whatever the hell he wants,” Yahoo has released the official trailer for the Spring Breakers actor’s newest directorial outing. And it’s a doozy—an adaptation of William Faulkner’s classic novel As I Lay Dying. Serving as both director and writer, Franco also stars as the book’s primary narrator Darl Bundren, with a cast that includes the likes of Logan Marshall-Green, Danny McBride and Tim Blake Nelson.

The trailer makes it unclear as to how to film adaptation will tackle the book’s unique structure, which has several different characters narrating the story at different points. What it does do, however, is highlight some of the film’s intense dramatic moments.

The film is currently set to make its premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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