James Franco plans to adapt another William Faulkner novel, The Sound and the Fury
Franco recently premiered his version of As I Lay Dying at the Cannes Film Festival. The Sound and the Fury is a collaborative effort between Franco and his Yale classmate Matt Rager. Franco will direct and star in the movie. He would like to cast Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm in the role of Mr Compson, the head of a family of southern aristocrats fallen on hard times in early 20th century Mississippi.
As I Lay Dying trailer:
Keira Knightley will produce and star in The Other Typist
—The Other Typist, the debut novel from Suzanne Rindell, focuses on Rose, a typist in a police department typist during the 1920s.