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James Franco, we need to have a talk.


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I know I just posted this as a status on Facebook, but I need to post it here for an actual discussion.

James Franco will be directing adaptations of As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner and Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. Perhaps I'm only upset because Blood Meridian is my all-time favorite novel, and As I Lay Dying, in my opinion, was Faulkner's best, but this kind of irritates me. Especially after that flop of a short story collection he published.

I really don't think he's "there" yet to take on representing two huge literary installments. He's a great actor, that's obvious, but I'm not confident in his own creativity and direction.

Your thoughts?