James Franco, we need to have a talk.
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.