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James Franco In Talks To Direct Adaptations Of AS I LAY DYING and BLOOD MERIDIAN

Actor James Franco (127 Hours) is currently in talks to direct a film adaptation of the classic novel by William Faulkner As I Lay Dying. Franco also wrote the script for the film.

Franco is involved in a number of projects, but this is the one he say’s he’s most committed to. It was also revealed that he’s in the process of striking a deal with producer Scott Rudin to write and direct another film based on Cormac McCarthy‘s novel Blood MeridianFranco is a talented actor and he has worked with some great directors. I am sure that he soaked up everything he can while on set.

Here’s a little information on As I Lay Dying:
Faulkner wrote the book in six weeks while working at a power plant and he didn’t change a word of it. Before it was published in 1930.
The book is told in stream of consciousness writing style by 15 different narrators in 59 chapters. It is 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.
Here’s the product description for Blood Meridian:
An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America’s westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the “wild west.” Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.
I look forward to seeing Franco the director after enjoying his acting chops. What are your thoughts?
Source: Showbiz411
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