James Franco’s As I Lay Dying is to be released in theaters on September 27th, 2013
James Franco attending the premiere of “As I Lay Dying” during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2013.
Franco offers up a competently acted, technically adequate Cliff Notes take on Faulkner’s narratively refracted tale of dirt-poor Mississippi folk in mourning.- Variety
A startlingly effective adaptation of William Faulkner’s challenging novel by James Franco. - The Hollywood Reporter
This may look gimmicky and self-conscious, but it is consistently and seriously presented, and Franco’s As I Lay Dying is a worthwhile movie, approached in an intelligent and creative spirit… Franco can chalk up a qualified but distinct success, and another chapter in what is becoming a very notable career.- The Guardian UK
James Franco has pulled off a devilishly difficult literary adaptation with this faithful yet cinematically vibrant version of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying… The film confirms that Franco does have the skills to create cinematic art. - Indiewire
James Franco receiving a standing ovation for his new film “As I Lay Dying”