James Franco is picking some very intriguing projects to direct and interestingly all of them are related to works by other artists. Earlier this year he premiered Interior. Leather Bar. at Sundance, then As I Lay Dying at Cannes and now Child of God is set to premiere at Venice.
Interior. Leather Bar. is an attempt by Franco to recreate and re-imagine the lost forty minutes of William Friedkin's Cruising, As I Lay Dying is based on a novel by William Faulkner and Child of God is a Cormac McCarthy adaptation.
Ahead of its premiere at Venice a teaser for Child of God was posted online today.
Franco looks to be continuing this trend for films based on the work of other artists with Bukowski, a film that tells the story of Charles Bukowski's early life. Presumably it will draw heavily on Bukowski's autobiographical novel Ham on Rye.
Child of God will premiere in Venice on Saturday.