James Franco films movie scenes in Princeton

FILE: Actor James Franco poses for photographers as he arrives on the red carpet for the film Palo Alto at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

March 25, 2014 6:01:56 AM PDT
Spectators turned out to watch James Franco film scenes for a movie in Princeton.

The actor is directing and starring in an adaptation of William Faulkner's novel, "The Sound and the Fury."

Monday's shoot featured a stuntman jumping from the Washington Road bridge onto an air mattress to depict a scene from the movie in which a character commits suicide from a bridge over the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass.

Princeton University sophomore Kelly Byrne tells The Times of Trenton she spotted Franco from afar because of his facial hair. The 19-year-old says she's a fan and Franco is welcome in Princeton any time.


Information from: The (Trenton, N.J.) Times, http://www.nj.com/times