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Jim Parrack (True Blood) as Cash Bundren
VIA Entertainment Weekly
While James Franco doesn't have an A-list cast - unless you count Franco of course - Franco is Franco, and As I Lay Dying is being welcomed into this year's Cannes festival in the Un Certain Regard category.
"As I Lay Dying was a book that my father gave me and I can remember spending a weekend reading late into Friday night and Saturday night, when all of my friends were out partying…It was a difficult book back then. I just tried to understand every line of it. It stayed with me"
"I don’t believe it’ll feel the same if you divide it as rigidly as the book, like titles that say ‘Cash’ and then you’re with Cash. You can slip into the characters’ heads and give them their inner voice for a while, but it has to be more fluid because movies just work differently than books. Movies, in some ways because they deal in images, are more concrete. I want to be loyal to the book — my approach is to always be loyal in a lot a ways — but in order to be loyal I will have to change some things for the movie.”