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Watch: First Clip From James Franco’s ‘The Sound And The Fury’

Watch: First Clip From James Franco's 'The Sound And The Fury'

It’s not a film festival without James Franco unveiling a short film, book of poetry, feature effort, art installation or something, and so the polymath is rolling into Venice with “The Sound And The Fury.” Yep, the work of William Faulkner is getting the Franco treatment, again, and the first clip is here to give you a sampling of how it all turns out.

Joey King, Tim Blake Nelson, Ahna O’Reilly, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Scott Haze, Jon Hamm and Franco himself all appear in this saga about the lives and intrigues of the southern Compson family, who find themselves in decline. This clip reveals that Franco has dropped the split-screen stylization of his previous Faulkner effort, “As I Lay Dying,” and as a result, the drama appears more direct and intense. Overall, it seems more accomplished than that the previous effort too, so we’re curious to see if Franco nailed it this time out.

Our review will be along soon, but until then, watch below. No release date yet for this one, but it will also screen at TIFF. [Deadline]

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