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James Franco shows interest in ‘Sal Mineo’

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: James Franco, the recently named Oscar host, has purchased rights to the new biography, “Sal Mineo,” by writer Michael Gregg Michaud with plans to write and direct the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mineo is best known for starring with James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause.” Franco won a Golden Globe Award for playing Dean in a 2001 TV film and is getting strong Oscar buzz for his current film “127 Hours.”

Mineo, who was reported to be bisexual or gay, found it hard to find roles after appearing in such films as Rebel and Exodus which both earned him Academy Award nominations. He also starred in The Gene Krupa Story.

He once said: “One minute it seemed I had more movie offers than I could handle, the next, no one wanted me.”

His last movie role was in 1971′s Escape From the Planet of the Apes although he continued to act on stage (Fortune and Men’s Eyes. and P.S. Your Cat is Dead) and do guest spots on television shows (Columbo, Hawaii Five-O, SWAT).

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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