As I Lay Dying, a drama and official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, has first poster up. The film also includes Tim Blake Nelson, Danny McBride, Logan Marshall-Green, Ahna O'Reilly, Jim Parrack, Beth Grant and Brady Permenter.
Franco directs from a script he wrote with Matt Rager, based on the 1930 novel by William Faulker. The story tells of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson. The film was shot in Canton, Mississipi and is produced by Caroline Aragon, Lee Caplin, Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy, Matthew O'Toole, Robert Van Norden and Millennium Films' Avi Lerner. Heidi Jo Markel serves as executive producer.