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