James Franco Is Busy Shooting The Classics
James Franco may be a lousy award show host, but he's proven time and time again that he can act. The star of the Oscar-nominated film 127 Hours is currently busy with the film adaptations of two notorious southern novels, William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying and Cormac McCarthy's Child of God.
Movie site We Got This Covered has leaked photos from the production of both movies and, I have to admit, Franco looks like he's the right man for the job. In the Faulkner adaptation he plays Darl, one of the Bundren sons (the one narrating most of the first part of the novel), and in Child of God he plays Jerry. The haunting role of Lester Ballard will be played by the amazingly well cast Scott Haze.
Several stills were leaked, but it's hard to know which is from which movie, because both have such a similar setting. One thing's for sure, nobody can blame James Franco for taking the easy route. Tackling the work of two legends is risky business, but the information we have so far is encouraging. Child of God should come out first as it's already in post-production, but both film should hit the big screen some time in 2013. If you want to look at the complete photo set, you can visit We Got This Covered's page.
What do you think? Is this reassuring?
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