It’s been two years since James Franco’s made Sal, shooting it in a ridiculously quick nine days, but it’s been on the shelf since then. However it’s finally heading to US cinemas in November, and The Advocate and Queerty have gotten hold of some images from the movie and the set, which you can see above and below.
Mineo is famed for his roles in the likes of Rebel Without A Cause, Giant and The Longest Day, and while he did have some relationships with women, in the late 60s he became one of the first Hollywood actors to ever acknowledge he was gay. Tragically in 1976, while he was living in San Francisco playing a bisexual burglar in the stage comedy, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, he was murdered in what is believed to be a robbery gone wrong (reports Mineo was trying to solicit his killer for sex are unfounded).
Not too much is known about the movie, although it’s believed to concentrate on the last days of Sal’s life. Val Lauren plays Mineo, with Franco taking a supporting role as Milton Kaselas, the director of the play Sal was starring in before he died. And from the evidence of these images, it appears Mineo does a lot of working out in the film.
Take a look at the pics below.