ByMark Newton, writer at
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Mark Newton

Most books are pretty difficult to translate onto the big screen, but I doubt few are more challenging than adapting William Faulkner's novel As I Lay Dying. With a complex narrative and 15 different characters, it doesn't exactly lend itself to a 2 hour film.

None of this has deterred in his attempt to bring the tale of Addie Bundren and her family into cinemas. With a deep south setting and interesting casting choices, As I Lay Dying is certainly expected to standout when it debuts at Cannes this year. Watch the trailer to see what all the fuss is about:


It looks somewhat promising. It will certainly be interesting to see how Danny McBride pulls off a dramatic role. Still, I'm still reluctant to believe a film could fully do justice to the original novel.

What do you think? Does this seems like a worthy attempt, or should Faulkner's tale have been left well alone? Let me know below.


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