The first trailer for James Franco‘s directorial debut, “As I Lay Dying,” has hit the web in anticipation of the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Based on the William Faulkner novel of the same name, the movie tells the tale of a family bringing their dead mother to the place she asked to be buried. As the trailer shows, it’s not a journey filled with happiness.

In addition to Franco, “As I Lay Dying” stars Richard Jenkins, Danny McBride, Logan Marshall-Green, Ahna O’Reilly and Jesse Heiman. That’s a pretty solid cast for Franco’s first feature film, and it will be interesting to see Franco and McBride, who previously starred opposite one another in “Your Highness,” tackle such dramatic material.

“As I Lay Dying” does not yet have a theatrical release date. Franco also wrote the movie’s screenplay. You can check out the poster for the movie below.


Posted by:Terri Schwartz