James Franco finally gets to play a poet. The poet himself lands the role of a lifetime.
Anyone close to James Franco knows he writes his own poetry and is very into the arts. That was why it was so funny when he picked up a part in General Hospital, but that is how James is. Ever the artist, he likes to do different things. Now in the role of a life time for James - he will be playing the part of Allen Ginsberg opposite Mary Louise Parker - with cameo appearances from archived footage of the legendary poet Allen Ginsberg himself. You can catch James tonight at the Sunset Tower Hotel where he is hosting a benefit for L.A.N.D. with our friends.
"Howl: is a drama centered on the obscenity trial that Allen Ginsberg (Franco) faced after the publication of his poem, Howl. Watch the trailer on The Daily Truffle. This film will be out in October 2010. Executive produced by Gus Van Sant, directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman.
Opening in New York and San Francisco on September 24th, 2010 and in Los Angeles on October 1st, 2010.
Directed by: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Starring: James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeff Daniels
Starring James Franco in a career-defining performance as Allen Ginsberg, HOWL is the story of how the young poet's seminal work broke down societal barriers in the face of an infamous public obscenity trial. In his famously confessional style, Ginsberg -- poet, counter-culture icon, and chronicler of the Beat Generation -- recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to HOWL, the most timeless work of his career. HOWL interweaves three stories: the unfolding of the landmark 1957 obscenity trial; an imaginative animated ride through the prophetic masterpiece; and a unique portrait of a man who found new ways to express himself, and in doing so, changed his own life and galvanized a generation.
HOWL is written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and stars James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams, with Mary-Louise Parker and Jeff Daniels. The film is produced by Elizabeth Redleaf and Christine Kunewa Walker for Werc Werk Works and executive produced by Gus Van Sant and Jawal Nga. The animation design is by Eric Drooker, with cinematography by Edward Lachman, production designer by Therese DePrez, costume design by Kurt and Bart and a score by Carter Burwell.
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