Actor James Franco will be directing a movie slated to be shot in Canton this fall. The movie will be an adaptation of the William Faulkner story “As I Lay Dying.” The films producers will hold a casting call on Wednesday at New Stage Theatre at 1100 Carlisle Street in Jackson.
Producers are looking for main characters described as white boys 8 to 10 years old, who can play a young-looking, country boy with a slight rebellious and dreamy nature. The producers are also looking for white girls age 16 to 25, who are described as clean-kept, attractive girls.
As for supporting characters, producers are looking for men of all races ages 40 and older, white boys ages 8 to 10, and white girls ages 16 to 25. The boys and girls should arrive between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, while the men should arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All those auditioning should bring a photo of themselves.
A round of open casting calls will be held Friday and Saturday in Canton at The Corner House, 252 E. Peace St. Friday's casting call is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday's casting call is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.