James Franco To Write And Direct William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying
Posted on Tue Jan 4, 2011 09:20 AM PDT

jfranco102810_01_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - James Franco is gearing up to direct his first two major films: an adaptation of William Faulkner's classic book, As I Lay Dying this spring, and Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian the following year.

The 127 Hours star is not new to directing, he took on a short indie film about poet Hart Crane, called The Broken Tower, and he is also debuting an art project about popular 80's sitcom Three's Company this winter.

Franco can next be seen in the medieval comedy, Your Highness, co-starring Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, and East Bound and Down's Danny McBride, out April 8, 2011.