Last week, we finally received the first image from James Franco’s latest cinematic effort, his adaptation of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. Set to debut at Cannes this month, the 1930-set Southern drama will star Franco alongside Jim Parrack, Danny McBride, Logan Marshall-Green, Richard Jenkins, and Tim Blake Nelson in the story about a Mississippi family’s journey to bury their mother. And with little with only a few weeks until the film’s highly-anticipated premiere, we now have a series of stills from the feature which highlight it’s cast and writer/director.
Speaking about the project to EW, Franco claimed that As I Lay Dying was a book originally given to him by his father and that it "stayed with him" over the years. And as a massive undertaking for the for any director, he also went onto say that he, "wants to be loyal to the book—my approach is to always be loyal in a lot a ways—but in order to be loyal I will have to change some things for the movie.”
And with that in mind, check out the new photos from the film below and stay tuned as we keep a close watch on this one.