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Sneak Peek footage from director James Franco's "Sal", a biopic of murdered actor Sal Mineo, starring Val Lauren, Franco, Vince Jolivette, Jim Patrick, Trevor Neuhoff, Stacey Miller and Raymond T. Williams:
"...'Sal' chronicles the final day in the life of actor 'Sal Mineo' (Val Lauren), 1950's 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..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Sal"...
- Michael Stevens
First announced in the halcyon days of 2010, the James Franco-directed Sal Mineo biopic—simply titled “Sal”—will finally see release this fall, after briefly hitting the festival circuit in 2011, stopping in Venice and Austin. And the first trailer has now arrived online. Released through Tribeca Films, the film focuses on Mineo who, like James Dean before him, struggled against being typecast as the troubled kid before seeing his life cut tragically short in the alley behind his home. Val Lauren stars as Mineo alongside Franco, Jim Parrack, Trevor Neuhoff, and Raymond T. Williams. The film looks to be a completely low-budget affair with seemingly little disguising the modern age it was shot in, so perhaps there is a reason why it took nearly two years to finally see the light of day. “Sal” hits VOD and iTunes on October 22nd, followed by a limited theatrical run on November 1st. »
- Cain Rodriguez
James Franco has turned into a prolific director, with 14 credits since 2010. However, he saves his mainstream efforts for Actor James. Director James is more interested in the arthouse, and none of his works so far have seen a wide release. Sal should have some broad appeal as a biopic of notable star Sal Mineo, yet two years have passed since Sal premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. Tribeca Films is nearly ready to release it to the world on VOD October 22, followed by a limited theatrical release November 1. Val Lauren stars in the title role. Franco, James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Jim Patrick, Trevor Neuhoff, Stacey Miller, Raymond T. Williams co-star. Watch the trailer after the break. Official synopsis: James Franco's Sal 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. »
- Brendan Bettinger
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