'Child of God' marks James Franco‘s third consecutive major fest as a director after taking Interior. Leather Bar to Sundance and As I Lay Dying to Cannes earlier this year. Scott Haze (As I Lay Dying) stars in the Cormac McCarthy adaptation about an outsider-turned-serial killer in 1960s Tennessee. Child Of God premieres this week in competition in Venice before screening as a special presentation at Toronto. Franco, Jim Parrack, and Tim Blake Nelson also star; screenplay is by Franco and Rabbit Bandini partner Vince Jolivette.