James Franco Films Faulkner Adaptation in Mississippi (Again)

November 1, 2013 | By | Comments (0)

James Franco keeps coming back to the Magnolia State.

For the past four weeks, the Oscar-nominated actor has been directing and staring in his adaptation of William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. The independent movie is being shot in the famed author’s home state, including outside of Greenville where the 2011 award-winning movie The Help was filmed.

Like millions of readers understanding of the complex, stream-of-consciouness tale of the tragic Compson family, some details on the project remain unclear, but actors associated with the film include Seth MacFarlane and Georgia-funny man Danny McBride.

In May 2013, Franco’s first Faulkner film As I Lay Dying premiered at Cannes Film Festival and is now available on iTunes. For being a difficult to read novel, some critics found it hard not to like the movie. TSATF is expected to be released at the end of 2014 – let’s hope Franco’s take on this Southern staple introduces a new crowd to one of our favorite Southern authors.

Fan or faux of Franco’s Faulkner? Give your two cents below. Have you see James Franco or the crew shooting in Mississippi? Share your sightings.


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