Directed by Oscar-nominated James Franco from a screenplay by James
Franco and Matt Rager, As I Lay Dying is adapted from the 1930 classic American novel by William Faulkner. The story chronicles the Bundren family as they traverse the Mississippi countryside to bring the body of their deceased mother Addie to her hometown for burial. Addie’s husband Anse and their children, Cash, Darl, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and the youngest one Vardaman, leave the farm on a carriage with her coffin - each affected by Addie’s death in a profound and different way. Their road trip to Jefferson, some forty miles away, is disrupted by every antagonistic force of nature or man: flooded rivers, injury and accident, a raging barn fire, and not least of all -- each individual character’s personal turmoil and inner commotion which at times threaten the fabric of the family more than any outside force.
As I Lay Dying Release Date
In Theaters September 27, 2013
As I Lay Dying Credits
Starring:James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Danny McBride, Logan Marshall-Green, Ahna O'Reilly, Jim Parrack, Beth Grant and Brady Permenter
Written By:James Franco
Directed By:James Franco
Produced By:Caroline Aragon, Lee Caplin, Vince Jolivette, Avi Lerner, Miles Levy, Matthew O'Toole, and Robert Van Norden
Can that even happen? I mean, they do realize that Franco is at the apex of all saturation points, and that people would throw money to see him do just about anything. And this seemed like something of a prestige project, even though it was merely one of a half-dozen or so movies he’ll have been involved in directing this year.
Sep 26, 2013
James Franco's As I Lay Dying Is Bypassing Theaters For A VOD Release
Franco says he’ll also star in the film, which he co-wrote with Matt Rager, who was also involved in the screenwriting for As I Lay Dying. If all things go correctly, he wants Mad Men’s Jon Hamm to play the film’s patriarch Mr. Compson.
Jul 05, 2013
James Franco Will Direct Faulkner's The Sound And The Fury And Hopes Jon Hamm Will Star
First up, here's Franco looking broody as Darl Bundren, the younger brother of Cash (Parrack) as well as the main storyteller in the novel. (You can spot Parrack as Cash in the center of the shot at the top of the page. Also spotted behind him is the youngest Brundren, Vardaman, played by newcomer Brady Permenter.)
May 06, 2013
First Look At James Franco And Danny McBride In As I Lay Dying
Among his many varied projects that may or may not make any sense to common people like you and me, James Franco is planning an adaptation of As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner's legendary novel told by 15 different narrators, about a Mississippi family's effort to bury their matriarch according to her wishes.
Aug 21, 2012
James Franco To Reunite With Danny McBride For As I Lay Dying