Watch James Franco’s Get Intense in William Faulkner’s ‘As I Lay Dying’

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It’s a new week so naturally we’ve got a sneak peek at yet another accent-heavy persona that James Franco has perfected on screen. Unfortunately, this character does not brag about having shorts in every f**king color or blue Kool-Aid. In fact, this character and his family don’t have much of anything at all.

The trailer for As I Lay Dying — the big screen adaptation for William Faulkner’s iconic and highly-acclaimed Depression-era novel — was released early Monday evening, and we’ve got your first look at the intense new footage, below. Franco directed, co-scripted, and starred in the Cannes film about a Mississippi family as they set out to fulfill their dying matriarch’s final wish, and features an impressive cast that also includes Logan Marshall-Green, Tim Blake Nelson, and (surprisingly enough) Danny McBride.

Take a look at the clip below for all the dark drama, and treat yourself to Franco’s latest accent: a deep southern drawl.

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