THERE WILL BE BLOOD star Paul Dano has joined Michael Shannon among the stars of James Franco's directorial debut AS I LAY DYING.
Joaquin Phoenix and Richard Jenkins are also in talks to join the cast, according to CinemaBlend.com.
Franco will take a leading role in the movie, an adaptation of the acclaimed William Faulkner novel.
According to MTV News, Franco will start shooting this summer (11).