The Sound and the Fury is an American drama film directed by James Franco. It is the second film version of the iconic novel of the same name by William Faulkner. The previous adaptation was released in 1959, directed by Martin Ritt. The film is scheduled to be released in a limited release and through video on demand on October 23, 2015, by New Films International.
The film focuses on the Compson Family, and their struggles to adjust to the changing society of the 20th century Deep South, told from four different perspectives: the mentally handicapped Benjy Compson, the fragile intellectual Quentin, the vile Jason and his family's old black servant, Dilsey.