First Look: James Franco's Biography of Gay Actor Sal Mineo

By: Jackson Lourd
7.19.2011

Maybe James Franco thinks his resume with roles in Milk and Howl isn't gay enough — and not that we're complaining — but one of the most eagerly awaited film projects is surely Franco's upcoming take on the short, tragic life of Sal Mineo. 

Mineo, who starred as Plato, a teenager smitten with James Dean's character in the 1955 classic Rebel Without a Cause, was notoriously murdered in West Hollywood in 1976. Franco, who once starred as Dean in a TV film, has co-written, directed, and co-starred in a new film biography of the actor. The Advocate has posted numerous photos and speculates that the film will only portray the events surrounding the homicide. 

Check out some more of the sexy photos below and on the following pages.

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