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Franco intends to write and direct the film, but at this time has no plans to star, although, according to some reports, Franco could change his mind later on.
Will that happen? Lets wait and see, in the meanwhile here are more details.
“One of the hottest stars of the 1950s, Mineo grew up as the son of Sicilian immigrants in a humble Bronx flat. But by age eleven, he appeared on Broadway in Tennessee Williams’s The Rose Tattoo, and then as Prince Chulalongkorn in the original Broadway production of The King and I starring Yul Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence.
This sultry-eyed, dark-haired male ingénue of sorts appeared on the cover of every major magazine, thousands of star-struck fans attended his premieres, and millions bought his records, »
James Franco entered our pop culture landscape with his fine Golden Globe-winning performance as James Dean in a 2001 TV movie. Now, the actor wants to make a movie about Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" co-star, Sal Mineo according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Franco has optioned film rights to a just-released biography of Mineo as a potential writing-directing vehicle. No word yet on whether he's going to star, and honestly, he should! He's perfect for the part!
Mineo became the youngest performer nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for "Rebel." His promising life was cut short when he was murdered by a pizza deliveryman at age 37.
Mineo also had a conflicted sex life -- proposing marriage to Jill Haworth and keeping a secret affair with his male lover Courtney Burr. Artist and photographer Michael Gregg Michaud documented this in the book, "Sal Mineo: A Biography."
This is an intriguing project, »
According to THR James Franco has optioned the film rights to Sal Mineo: A Biography, written by Michael Gregg Michaud and intends to write and direct the film, but not star. This is the latest in a series of options by Franco following his recent acquisitions of The Adderall Diaries and Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir.
Actor Sal Mineo was twice nominated for an Academy Award, and enjoyed success as a stage director and recording artist, but most people remember him chiefly for playing troubled, violence-prone youths. His most memorable role was Plato, James Dean’s damaged, love-starved best friend, in the teen angst classic Rebel Without a Cause (1955). His performance resulted in an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor, and his popularity quickly developed.
James Franco has optioned the film rights to Sal Mineo: A Biography, written by Michael Gregg Michaud. According to THR, Franco intends to write and direct the film, but at this time has no plans to star. This is the latest in a series of options by Franco: The Filmmaker, following his recent acquisitions of The Adderall Diaries and Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir.
At age 16, Mineo was the youngest actor to earn a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination, for 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause. He lived a life “full of sports cars, motor boats, famous friends, and some of the most beautiful young actresses in Hollywood,” before he was stabbed to death in 1976, at 37 years old. Hit the jump for the official description of Michaud’s bio.
One of the hottest stars of the 1950s, Mineo grew up as the son of Sicilian immigrants in a humble Bronx flat. »
- Brendan Bettinger
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