Filming of James Franco’s version of William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying” wrapped up in Mississippi last weekend, and photos and news are starting to leak from the set. Yesterday, movies and gaming site We Got This Covered posted a “first look” at the filming with 19 photos from the set. Their post states that Franco and his team, which includes Ahna O’Reilly, who played Elizabeth Leefolt in “The Help” and Tim Parrack who plays Hoyt in “True Blood,” are utilizing their Mississippi filming locations beautifully.
Jackson’s Clarion Ledger reports that filming has occurred in Jackson, Carthage, Raymond, Learned, Canton and Puckett. O’Reilly told the paper: “I loved shooting in Mississippi. I think it would be impossible to tell the story anywhere else.”
The film, due out in 2013, is adapting Faulkner’s stream of consciousness tale of the death of Addie Bundren and her family’s journey to grant her dying wish and bury her in the town of Jefferson. The book has 15 narrators, and while it’s not clear if Franco has attempted to recreate that many voices on film, he does seem to be trying to stay true to Faulkner’s vision for the story.
Watch WLBT news’ interview with some of the actors involved in “As I Lay Dying:”
Photo from We Got This Covered.