Actor Val Lauren has signed on to star in James Franco’s upcoming biopic of Sal Mineo. Franco will direct the film from a script he wrote based on Michael Gregg Michaud Biography of the Hollywood legendary actor.
The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive:
The film, tentatively titled Sal, tells the story of the enigmatic actor best known for his appearance opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause.
Produced by Franco’s Rabbit Bandini shingle, the film will begin shooting in Los Angeles in early summer. It has been adapted for the screen by Franco from a recently released biography of Mineo by Michael Gregg Michaud.
Lauren’s credits include the independent film Dallas 362 (2003) and Help, a short film he wrote, directed and produced.
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