By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Focus Features
Focus Features has sent over the first poster for their upcoming drama Milk starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco and Emile Hirsch.
Academy Award nominee Gus Van Sant directs Academy Award winner Sean Penn as gay-rights icon Harvey Milk. Mr. Milk (1930-1978) was an activist and politician, and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America; in 1977, he was voted to the city supervisorsí board of San Francisco. The following year, both he and the city's mayor George Moscone were shot to death by another city supervisor, Dan White. Mr. Milk was previously the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary feature The Times of Harvey Milk, but Milk is the first non-documentary feature to explore the man's life and career.
I don't know what it is about this movie -- well, maybe it's the trailer's score -- but I have to admit that it has most certainly on my radar.