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James Franco’s ‘The Sound and the Fury’ Gets October Release Date

James Franco's 'The Sound and the Fury' Gets October Release Date

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James Franco is about to complete his quest to make the Great American Novel adaptation with “The Sound and the Fury,” his second adaptation of a William Faulkner novel after “As I Lay Dying” in 2013. The film, which stars himself as Benjy Compson opposite Ahna O’Reilly as Caddy Compson, premiered way back at the 2014 Venice Film Festival and will finally be released this Friday.

The film is an adaptation by screenwriter Matt Rager of Faulkner’s classic novel. It centers around the trials and tribulations of the Compsons, a formerly aristocratic southern family whose wealth and status have dried up. New Films International will release the film in theaters and VOD on October 23.

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