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James Franco Adapting Chuck Palahniuk’s Novel ‘Rant’


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Photo credit: Gettyimages

If you’re not a huge fan of the cult movie “Fight Club” and this amazing novelist whose story David Fincher brilliantly depicted back in 1999, then you are in the wrong place at the right time. Others, better buckle up for you are in for a treat.

Is James is the right person for the job?

Franco is a guy who has gained huge respect recently among fellow actors and writers, especially when it comes to adapting novels for the big screen.

He’s turned works by William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy into screenplays and has reportedly just chosen Chuck Palahniuk’s awesome oral biography called “Rant” for his next project.

“As of last night we’ve finalized a deal for James Franco to option my novel Rant. Details about the casting, shooting and a proposed release date will be forthcoming,” said Palahniuk.

“Hurray!!!” he continued, “after the opportunity to work with Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Sam Rockwell, I can’t imagine a more exciting actor to work with than Franco,” honest was the author.

Hurray! Indeed.

But, what is that Rant all about?

The novel was published in 2008 and is an oral biography of Buster Landru “Rant” Casey, who lives in a dystopian future and is born with superhuman senses of smell and taste. Buster moves to a big city that divides its population into two classes: respectable Daytimers and oppressed Nighttimers, who participate in a sport called Party Crashing.

Oh, I almost forgot… he also manages to start a rabies epidemic that goes nationwide and turns into a zombie-like apocalypse.

Sweeeeet.