James Franco has had a very diverse career so far. He’s no stranger to the stoner comedy, but he’s also more than capable to handle a drama. He’s starred in silly stuff like Your Highness as well as the Oscar-nominated 127 Hours.
Now it’s time for him to take his turn as a director, with As I Lay Dying. Naturally, I’d be interested in seeing any talented actor make the switch behind the lens, but this first trailer has a difficult time selling me on the film’s premise and the dramatic performances.
I’m more interested in seeing Danny McBride playing it straight-faced versus seeing James Franco star and direct.
Check out the trailer below: