Roger Avary Adapting Faulkner’s “Sanctuary”

“The Rules of Attraction” writer/director Roger Avary is set to adapt William Faulkner’s bleak 1931 novel “Sanctuary” for the big screen says Deadline.

The Southern-set tale centers on Temple Drake, an Alabama debutante who gets mixed up with various nefarious individuals including a ruthless moonshine racketeer, kidnappers, killers and bootleggers. Death and sex ensues.

John Langley (“Brooklyn’s Finest,” “Leaves Of Grass”) will produce. Miriam Hopkins starred in the previous film adaptation “The Story Of Temple Drake”.