James Franco is starring and directing The Sound and the Fury, the William Faulkner classic novel about the Compson family, living in Mississippi in the '20s.
Franco himself is starring in the production as Benjy Compson, a troubled young man who the towns people believe molests young girls on the street.
Of course, Franco would bring along some of his best mates for the ride, as well as others making for a rather star studded cast. They include Seth Rogen (The Night Before), Danny McBride (This is the End), Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, Loretta Devine, Joey King, and Ahna O’Reilly.
This isn't Franco's first foray into directing. He's also directed Child of God, Interior, Leather Bar, My Own Private River and Sal, among others.
Franco seems like a rather polarizing figure these days, so whether you go to see this film probably depends upon your keen interest in Faulkner and whether or not you love or hate Franco as an actor.
From what I've seen, it hasn't had the best reviews and it's been sitting on the shelf since debuting at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival in 2014. Something has kept it from getting a wide release (or even a first trailer) until now, so we'll see how it goes!
In any event, now's your chance to take a peek. Keep in mind that the Academy Awards love when actors take on roles with disabilities. Maybe this will be a plus for Franco, both directing and starring?