James Franco to Adapt Chuck Palahniuk's RANT


By Amirose Eisenbach September 13, 2014


The work of author Chuck Palahniuk has been celebrated for years. He writes with a very poignant and sharp tongue, introduces us to fascinating characters and obscure situations. The Brad Pitt and Edward Norton-starring "Fight Club" is perhaps his best known and most successful film adaptation. Now another one of  novels is being turned into a film.

James Franco is bringing Palahniuk's 2007 novel "Rant" to the big-screen. Both the author and Franco teased the news on their twitter accounts. Franco will produce and is looking to star as the title character of Buster "Rant" Casey.

Pamela Romanowsky, a fairly unknown director and writer, is in line to write and direct the adaptation. With Franco involved, he most certainly could have attracted a more seasoned director, so it will be interesting to see if the deal is locked, what Romanoswky brings to the project. Franco may also decide to direct the picture himself in the end. Only time will tell how this one shakes out but adapting another Palahniuk novel is only a good thing.

True to form, check out the synopsis of Palahniuk's eccentric novel:

Buster "Rant" Casey just may be the most efficient serial killer of our time. A high school rebel, Rant Casey escapes from his small town home for the big city where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death, after which his friends gather the testimony needed to build an oral history of his short, violent life.

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Source: Deadline

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