Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Jon Hamm and James Franco May Star in Sound and Fury

How does a new film adaptation of The Sound and the Fury starring James Falco and Jon Hamm sound? We thought it sounded pretty good, too.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Franco is planning on starring in the latest adaptation of William Faulkner’s 1929 novel as well as directing.
Notoriously difficult to film (like most Faulkner novels), “The Sound and The Fury” most famously made it to the screen in 1959 with a Martin Ritt-directed adaptation and Yul Brynner playing lead character Jason Compson.
Franco has a (slightly) more relaxed summer ahead of him after pulling out of “The Garden of Last Days,” the adaptation of the Andre Dubus III 9/11 novel he was set to direct.
He’ll concentrate instead on his acting turn in Wim Wender’s new drama “Everything Will Be Fine,” which shoots this summer in Montreal; oversee the three features based on his story collection “Palo Alto” for which he’s recently launched a crowd-funding campaign on the site indiegogo (more on that in a separate post); and work to get “Sound and the Fury” up and running.
You can see the full piece here.



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