Top Stories

Director James Franco: 'Sal' Stills!

Director James Franco: 'Sal' Stills!

James Franco gives shirtless actor Val Lauren some direction in a locker room in these new Sal movie stills.

The 33-year-old actor wrote and directed the biopic, about deceased 1950s movie icon Sal Mineo (Val plays the title character).

Sal Mineo himself was an extraordinary and super complex guy,” Val told the Hollywood Reporter. “People know him for Rebel Without a Cause, but he was technically the first actor who came out of the closet. He was very brave.”

Sal is one of many films James plans on directing–he is also working on As I Lay Dying, Blood Meridian and The Night Stalker.

Like Just Jared on Facebook
james franco directing stills 01
james franco directing stills 02
james franco directing stills 03
james franco directing stills 04
james franco directing stills 05
james franco directing stills 06

Photos: Boy Culture
Posted to: James Franco, Shirtless

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg get into a major argument over racism on The View- US Weekly
  • Beyonce and Jay Z lose bidding war over L.A. home - TMZ
  • Watch the star-studded musical goodbye on The Colbert Report's finale- Gossip Cop
  • Ansel Elgort reveals details on his upcoming album- Just Jared Jr
  • Parenthood now has an official end date- Entertainment Weekly
  • Sony cancels studio tours amid terrorist threats- Huffington Post
  • What do you think of Ethan Hawke's daring new hairdo?- Lainey Gossip
  • Watch Neil Patrick Harris make his American Horror Story debut- The Hollywood Reporter

14 Responses to “Director James Franco: 'Sal' Stills!”

  1. 1
    Mlef Says:

    Oh Boy…he seems so intense and authoritative.
    Love it…lol

  2. 2
    Kate Says:

    Go Franco!!!

  3. 3
    slig o lambert^_______^ cute Says:

    @ká simply
    are you comeing with me in mall or what? ? I wait >_<

  4. 4
    slig o lambert^_______^ cute Says:

    james franco so normal

  5. 5
    slig o lambert^_______^ cute Says:

    @ká simply rouvas
    you want come with me to the mall?>_<

  6. 6
    kå simly åmazing! Says:

    i said No. and my name not rouvas ;)

  7. 7
    TheCelebrityCafe Says:

    It’s cool that he is going into something different to broaden his resume.

  8. 8
    Tru Says:

    Didn’t he turn 34 in April?

  9. 9
    Susie#1 Says:

    I met Sal Mineo at the beginning of his career. He was shorter and more slender than Val Lauren, had almost black eyes, and a small bump in his nose.

  10. 10
    Meme Says:

    Soo…is James Franco homosexual? I’m just curious…I mean I’ve never seen him with a girlfriend or anything and he keeps making these films about gay characters and the gay community.

  11. 11
    Creed Says:

    cant wait to see this.

  12. 12
    megan Says:

    james is amazing!! HOT and extremely talented!

  13. 13
    Joey Says:

    Yes, he’s gay, Meme. Slightly closeted (hiding in plain sight, if you will), doesn’t identify as gay, but anyone who’s anyone knows what’s up. I know: THUMBS DOWN, right?

  14. 14
    Sammy Says:

    I’m glad James Franco went out of his way to make a film of sal =) Hopefully this will make people know who sal was much more. He seems like such a forgotten star=) Great Job James!!!!!

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here