First Look At James Franco’s As I Lay Dying

DSC 0786 t670 542x360 First Look At James Francos As I Lay Dying

Today we have the first look at James Franco’s adaptation of William Faulkner’s beloved novel As I Lay Dying. The photos from the film, which began production in Mississippi at the end of August and wrapped over the weekend, have slowly began to leak from various Franco fan sites and several of the actor’s Twitter accounts.

The photos give us a great look at the film and its stunning location, which Franco and his team seem to be utilising beautifully.  The sets and props look wonderful too and the crew seems to have perfectly recreated the 1920’s time period of Faulkner’s novel.

For those of you unfamiliar with the project, As I Lay Dying is an adaptation of William Faulkner’s novel of the same name which follows “the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family’s quest and motivations—noble or selfish—to honor her wish to be buried in the town of Jefferson.”

The photos also provide our first look at some of the cast including Franco, Jim Parrack, Logan Marshall-Green and the star of Franco’s upcoming film, Child Of God, Scott Haze.

IMDb has also attached several of the actors with character names, which though aren’t officially confirmed, seem to fit quite well. If IMDb is correct, the film will see James Franco take on the lead role of Darl, while Parrack and Marshall-Green will play his brothers, Cash and Jewel, respectively.

Alongside them is Anha O’Reilly, who will play the trio’s sister Dewey Dell. Beth Grant will be the mother, Addie, and Scott Haze will take on the role of drug store clerk, MacGowan.

The film also features Danny McBride and the another one of the stars of Franco’s Child Of God, Tim Blake Nelson.

As I Lay Dying is expected to be released in 2013.

Check out the photos below.

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  • Atasi Mukherjee

    Guys wooh wooh wooh you all did good the “Jamesi” look great and I’m looking forward to the first clip and or trailer lol!!!

  • Nolen Grogan

    Great group of people. Enjoyed having them fun at my house. Franco works hard. Very good guy.

  • Ximena Cuenca

    This is one of my favourite novels and James Franco is in!

  • awfulbliss

    Great photos. It would be so nice if you could set them up so you could just click to the enxt picture without having to jump back to this page each time.

  • Robert Berke

    As I Lay Dying has inspired writers across the world, including the Chinese Nobel Prize winner who now lives in Paris. Faulkner’s writing though hasn’t done well in Hollywood’s hands but it will be interesting to see if this film is better.

  • kristi

    thank you for finally making this into a movie!!!!!

  • Lovemywaterincedar

    Good to see some models working. Not real Mississippi. But I guess every classic deserves a L.A. take.

  • chris

    Check out the list of 53 films to be shown at next months Cannes Film Festival

  • the monster eater

    I love james franco, and got this piece of crap for chirstmas but couldn’t even finish it!
    had to take it out and watch Titanci instead, which is much better.
    the stupid hillbillies, stupid horses in EVERY SCENE! that stupid little kid freaking out over everything, staring into the camera, stupid split screens, ugh.
    hillbiiles and horses are gross, I hate both and couldn’t watch this.
    watch freaks and geeks or spiderman instead, much better films!