Based on the novel written by Mississippi's own William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury is a piercing and poignant look at the trials and tribulations of the Compson siblings living in the deep South during the early part of the 20th century. The film is director James Franco's second film based on Faulkner's work. He also made As I Lay Dying in Mississippi.
Several amazing young Mississippi actors play major roles in The Sound and the Fury, including Stella Allen and Brady Permenter. This was Stella's first feature film, and Brady's second film with Franco.
Young Stella Allen is best known for her role as Caddy Compson in The Sound and The Fury (2014), but also had prominent roles in Jaclyn Bethany's Olivia Martha Ilse (2014) and The White Silk Dress (2013). Stella was just five years old when she took her first acting class and a year later was cast in a local community theater production of "Pinkalicious The Musical". From there she was hooked on theater! She appeared in regional productions of "The Sound of Music" as Gretl and "Charlotte's Web" as Fern. Since filming her first feature, she has been in regional productions of "Annie" (Molly) and "Freckleface Strawberry" (Gabby). Stella made her professional theater debut in 2014 as Young Fiona and Baby Bear in Shrek The Musical.
Youngster Brady Permenter (as Quentin Compson) is best known for As I Lay Dying (2013), The Gift (2015) and The Sound and the Fury (2014).
Cotton Yancey (Life at these Speeds) and Dunlap Peeples, IV (As I Lay Dying, Big Significant Things, Spark!) also play minor roles. The film also features Mississippi historic home Cotesworth in North Carrollton.
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