Friday, August 10, 2012

James Franco's film of "As I Lay Dying"

Actor/director James Franco, who briefly investigated enrolling in the UAlbany English Department Ph.D. program a couple of years ago (he ended up going to NYU instead, skipping classes, not handing in work, getting poor grades, and annoying a lot of professors), has begun filming his own adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.

From the LA Times:

"Are you feeling like a William Faulkner character? Head to Mississippi, where open call casting sessions for the film adaptation of "As I Lay Dying" begin this week. Don't be surprised if you think you see James Franco; the Oscar-nominated actor adapted the novel for the screen, and will be directing."  More.