James Franco and Seth Rogen have teamed up again but not how you think.

Franco stars and directs this adaptation of William Faulkner's novel 'The Sound and the Fury' which also stars Danny McBride, Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, Loretta Devine, Joey King, and Ahna O’Reilly but if you're expecting laughs you've come to the wrong place.

Set in the deep south of the US in the early 20th century, the film follows the Compson family through their lives who seem to be stuck in a loop of tragedy, loss and misfortune. Faulkner's original work is praised as one of the 20th century's greatest works but Franco's take was met with mixed reactions when shown at film festivals.

Maybe he should stick to the light stuff.