The star's latest work as a director is about a man who becomes a murderous necrophiliac.
But that hasn't stopped people from trying. With As I Lay Dying in theaters and Griffin & Sabine in development, let's take a look at 20 seemingly unfilmable books.
If you never managed to make it through The Sound and the Fury, perhaps these gorgeous quotes will convince you to give Faulkner another try.
Because every great work of literature could use a little more Franco.
Spoiler alert! Seriously.