By Keith Staskiewicz
Updated April 11, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT

This Month in James Franco
Who He Plays Jerry, a member of the vigilante mob hunting down Lester Ballard (Scott Haze), the murderer and necrophiliac at the heart of Cormac McCarthy’s pitch-black 1973 novel. James Franco, who previously adapted difficult literary source material with his version of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, also has writing and directing credits on the film.

Franco Says “The question is: How do I make this movie watchable? He’s out in the woods, killing people and having relations with the bodies. It’s not a walk in the park.”