In addition to acting, James Franco has been busy directing numerous passion projects, including "Child of God" and "As I Lay Dying." And now we have the trailer for his latest film, called "Sal," which is based on the life of actor Sal Mineo, who is best known for co-starring with James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause" before falling into obscurity. Check out the trailer below.
Plot: The film chronicles the final day in the life of actor Sal Mineo (Val Lauren), 1950s teen idol and an Academy Award nominee for his roles in 'Rebel Without a Cause' and 'Exodus.' Almost two decades later, Mineo is no longer the marquee sensation he had once been — but he has become open about his homosexuality and is finding his way to becoming the actor and director he has always wanted to be.
Franco co-stars in the film as director Milton Katselas. "Sal" has been picked up for distribution by Tribeca Films and is now set to be released on iTunes and VOD on October 22nd.
I'd think Franco would do James Dean's role...again. I actually never thought someone would be able to do a decent J. Dean until Franco.
This Sal Mineo project looked interesting...but I'd feel more convinced if there was a more capable director behind this. This is not the first project Franco does & I haven't really heard anything out of the ordinary...Maybe G. Van Sant could've handled it better.
BTW, anybody caught the Comedy Central Roast of Franco?! For being a bunch of comedy writers, it was pretty tame...only Jeff Ross was funny enough to dump on most of the Geek Clique. Not really funny enough to even shine the CC B. Saget/ Flavor Flav Roasts' shoes though...good for a couple of chuckles.
PORN-FLYwrites: on October 1st, 2013 at 12:47:08 PM
that Franco Roast was just an excuse to do a Roast
the guy hasnt even really done anything the least bit news worthy to goof on
wheres the George Clooney Roast?
Jim Carrey Roast?
Or hell, even a Tom Hanks Roast?
just watch Jeffrey Ross Roasts America (its on YT)
he even has the chic he lost his virginity to on one of his stops
minkowskiwrites: on October 1st, 2013 at 1:04:44 PM