Sal (film)

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Sal (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed by James Franco
Produced by James Franco
Vince Jolivette
Michael Lannan
Travis Mathews
Iris Torres
Screenplay by Stacey Miller
Story by James Franco
Starring Val Lauren
James Franco
Jim Parrack
Stacey Miller
Music by Neil Benezra
Cinematography Christina Voros
Distributed by Tribeca Film
Spotlight Pictures
Release date
  • September 3, 2011 (2011-09-03) (Venice Film Festival)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Sal is a 2011 biographical film depicting the last few hours of the life of Sal Mineo, one of the first major film actors in Hollywood to publicly acknowledge their own bisexuality or homosexuality. Mineo was murdered on February 12, 1976. The film, directed by James Franco, stars Val Lauren in the title role,[1] and is based in part on Michael Gregg Michaud's book Sal Mineo: A Biography. The film also stars Jim Parrack, James Franco and Vince Jolivette in supporting roles.

Franco optioned the film in 2010,[2] and shooting began during the summer of 2011. The film premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and is set for theatrical release in November 2013.[3]


  1. ^ Daniel Miller (May 10, 2011). "James Franco Casts Lead in Sal Mineo Biopic (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  2. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: James Franco Eyes Return to 'Rebel' with Sal Mineo Biopic". Retrieved 6 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Team, The Deadline (1 October 2013). "Hot Trailer: James Franco's 'Sal'". Retrieved 6 November 2017. 

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