Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:45:00 GMT | By PTI

James Franco wants John Hamm in new movie

Actor James Franco talks about his directorial venture 'The Sound and the Fury', based on William Faulkner's 1929 novel of the same name

James Franco wants John Hamm in new movie (© AP)

Los Angeles: '127 Hours' star James Franco is keen to cast 'Mad Men' star John Hamm in his forthcoming film 'The Sound and the Fury'.

Franco is planning to adapt William Faulkner's 1929 novel 'The Sound and the Fury', which he will star in and direct, and he wants Hamm if he can fit the filming into his schedule, reported Ace Showbiz.

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.

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

The 35-year-old star, who recently premiered another Faulkner adaptation, 'As I Lay Dying', at the Cannes Film Festival, said 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 autumn.

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