James Franco Brings "As I Lay Dying" to Cannes

Posted Monday May 20, 2013 1:18 PM GMT

Stepping out to promote his new flick, James Franco arrived at the Cannes photo call for “As I Lay Dying” on Monday (May 20).

The “Pineapple Express” hunk joined co-stars Ahna O'Reilly, Beth Grant and Tim Blake Nelson for the relaxing affair and chatted to press about his new project.

Per the synopsis, “As I Lay Dying” is based on the 1930’s classic by Faulkner and follows the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.

This is a very special project for James, as he wrote the screenplay, directed and stars in the movie.

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