In San Francisco, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) becomes the first openly gay man elected to a notable U.S. public office, before being assassinated by Dan White in 1978.
While other pretty boy young actors concern themselves with music side projects, James Franco is getting bookish. The Milk star started grad school in creative writing at New York University last fall, and now he's sold a short story collection to Simon & Schuster. No word on how much they paid for Franco's stories, and while his celebrity will certainly help sell books, Simon & Schuster is a well-respected imprint.
Franco's next big film role is also literary. He's set to play Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming film Howl, about the obscenity trial over the beat poet's famous poem.
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