The first trailer for James Franco's directorial effort The Broken Tower has come online, courtesy of Focus Features. Check out the trailer below!

Shot in black-and-white, the film is about the poet Hart Crane, one of the more tragic figures of the 20th century. In addition to being a heavy alcoholic, his most ambitious work was critically panned and he wound up committing suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off of a boat in the Gulf of Mexico. The movie co-stars Michael Shannon, Stacey Miller, and Dave Franco and is currently available On Demand.