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First images from The Sound and the Fury starring Franco, McBride & Rogen

08.11.2014

James Franco’s adaptation of the William Faulkner novel THE SOUND AND THE FURY will be screening out-of-competition at the Venice Film Festival in September and the first few images have arrived. It’s strange to think that with a cast of familiar funny faces that this is not a comedy. The last time we watched James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride perform together, they were swapping their best dick jokes while tryying to survive an apocalypse. Here, Franco plays Benjy, a young man whose cognitive disabilities are a source of great shame for his family.

Here’s the official synopsis for THE SOUND AND THE FURY:

The Sound and The Fury captures the lives and passions of the Compsons, a once proud Southern family caught in a tragic spiral of loss and misfortune. Based on the novel by Noble Prize winner author William Faulkner and considered among the 20th century’s greatest works, The Sound and the Fury encapsulates the universal theme of the death of honor, social injustice and forbidden love.


Franco might be trying to prove to the world that he and his friends have range or that he really wanted to make this movie and knew his friends would say yes. Either way, the serious adaptation has my attention. The film also stars Scott Haze , Jacob Loeb, Ahna O’Reilly, Tim Blake Nelson, Joey King and Loretta Devine.

If you want to stick to their brand of comedy, Franco and Rogen are set to re-team for THE INTERVIEW this Christmas.



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9:53AM on 08/12/2014
Franco's As I Lay Dying impressed me. This Sound and the Fury will probably do the same. Most Faulkner novels are very hard to successfully adapt to screen. James Franco managed to actually recently do that.
Franco's As I Lay Dying impressed me. This Sound and the Fury will probably do the same. Most Faulkner novels are very hard to successfully adapt to screen. James Franco managed to actually recently do that.
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2:01AM on 08/12/2014
This looks and sounds like a "Funny Or Die" skit.
This looks and sounds like a "Funny Or Die" skit.
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7:42PM on 08/12/2014
Honestly, I would watch BOTH the Funny or Die version AND the real version. They both sound awesome :D
Honestly, I would watch BOTH the Funny or Die version AND the real version. They both sound awesome :D
7:42PM on 08/12/2014
Honestly, I would watch BOTH the Funny or Die version AND the real version. They both sound awesome :D
Honestly, I would watch BOTH the Funny or Die version AND the real version. They both sound awesome :D
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11:02PM on 08/11/2014
Faulkner is a phenomenal writer and Franco is a comedic genius, but other than 127 Hours he hasn't really impressed me in any of his dramatic roles, and his directorial films I've seen so far (including his previous Faulkner adaptation) have been pretty freaking abysmal. Although I'm hoping I;m wrong, I'd almost bet money that this will not be good, either.
Faulkner is a phenomenal writer and Franco is a comedic genius, but other than 127 Hours he hasn't really impressed me in any of his dramatic roles, and his directorial films I've seen so far (including his previous Faulkner adaptation) have been pretty freaking abysmal. Although I'm hoping I;m wrong, I'd almost bet money that this will not be good, either.
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9:48PM on 08/11/2014
I just hope that they're so good in the roles that they make me forget it's them I'm actually watching. I don't want to laugh thinking "Hey that's Red!"
I just hope that they're so good in the roles that they make me forget it's them I'm actually watching. I don't want to laugh thinking "Hey that's Red!"
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8:53PM on 08/11/2014

Different

I'm willing to give this a shot. its good to see actors thinking outside the box, and are up to trying out new rolls and genres.
I'm willing to give this a shot. its good to see actors thinking outside the box, and are up to trying out new rolls and genres.
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