Franco wants Hamm in his next movie

2013-07-03 20:10
Los Angeles - James Franco is planning to adapt William Faulkner's 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury, which he will star in and direct, and he is keen to attain the services of the Mad Men actor John Hamm as long as he can fit the filming into his schedule.

Franco is keen for Hamm to play patriarch Mr. Compson in the motion picture, which is set in the early 20th century and tells the story of southern US aristocrats the Compson family, who fall on tough times.

The book is known for it's use of 'stream of consciousness', a technique that writers use when they want to a write a character's unfiltered thoughts.

"We're in pretty good shape, but there are a few more things that have to happen before we're good," said Franco to the Los Angeles Times.

The 35-year-old star - who recently premiered another Faulkner adaptation, As I Lay Dying, at the Cannes Film Festival - said Danny McBride, his co-star in This is the End, is also likely to appear in The Sound and the Fury.

Franco has penned a script for the film with his friend Matt Rager, and it is hoped the movie will start shooting as early as this spring.