James Franco Planning to Adapt THE SOUND AND THE FURY; Eyeing Jon Hamm, Dave Franco, and Danny McBride to Star

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Even though his adaptation of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying received mixed reviews at Cannes, James Franco is planning to adapt another work from the revered author.  According to The L.A. Times, Franco is looking to helm The Sound and the Fury, and will write the script with his As I Lay Dying co-writer Matt Rager.  Like Faulkner’s other novels, The Sound and the Fury is a tough adaptation.  Narratively, it’s about the decline of the Compson family in the fictional county of Yoknapatawpha in the early 20th century.  But what makes it special is the various points of view and writing style.  Going inside the head of manchild Benjy is more rewarding than simply showing that character on screen.  That being said, I don’t know how Franco plans to approach the material, so perhaps he has a take to match Faulkner’s unique writing.

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