Adaptation of Palahniuk’s 2007 novel in the works…

It has been confirmed that the ever-busy James Franco, and his Rabbit Bandini partner Vince Jolivette, have acquired the screen rights to ‘Fight Club’ author Chuck Palahniuk’s 2007 book ‘Rant.’

Word of Franco’s involvement came straight from Palahniuk himself, who revealed to Lit Reactor: “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. Hurray. 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.”

Palahniuk’s bestseller is told in the form of an oral biography. When the story begins, the reader discovers that the main character, Buster Landru “Rant” Casey, is already deceased. Throughout the book, various people discuss their memories of Buster and the world he lived in, presenting stories in an occasionally conflicting timeline.

Deadline’s Mike Fleming adds that Franco is planning to play Buster, with ‘The Adderall Diaries’ writer-director Pamela Romanowsky being eyed for the director’s chair.