Untitled Entertainment, in association with icture Entertainment Corporation, has bought the rights to the William Faulkner novel The Sound and the Fury.

W. Merritt Johnson will adapt the book for the big screen. The classic 1929 story tells the tale of the Compson family, a Mississippi clan that has fallen on hard times at the turn of the century. Variety says the narrative is told in four parts through the eyes of the family's three brothers and a servant named Dilsey. The brothers are obsessed with their sister, who was pushed out of the house for her unruly ways.

The Sound and the Fury has no production schedule as of yet.