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Matt Damon, Sean Penn Attached to Harvey Milk Biopic


Ever since I watched the mesmerizing and heartbreaking documentary The Mayor of Castro Street — which won the Best Documentary Oscar in 1985 — I've kept an eye out for news about the film version of this story. Today, Hollywood Reporter announced that Matt Damon and Sean Penn are attached to star in the biopic about Harvey Milk, the first gay councilman in the U.S. who was viciously killed by his fellow councilman Dan White in 1978. Here's more:

Penn is attached to play [Harvey] Milk and Damon is attached to play Milk's killer, Dan White, in [Gus Van Sant]'s long-gestating Milk biopic. The filmmakers are now in talks with a leading specialty division to launch the project. Once a deal is finalized, the team behind the as-yet-untitled feature hopes to begin production in San Francisco as early as December.

It's the latest chapter in a long-running race to film the biopic of the first openly gay prominent elected official, which has pitted Van Sant's project against another from fellow openly gay director Bryan Singer.

Last I'd heard, Bryan Singer was directing this project, though apparently Van Sant has had a long-standing connection with this story, and even wrote a screenplay for it once. I think both of these directors would have an interesting take on Milk's story, so all I care about is that whoever directs does it justice.

Penn and Damon photos source

beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i've decided that i like matt damon these days - must be all the bourne stuff.
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
Wow, that's a really interesting role for Matt.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
Now that I live in S.F., I have been interested in the life of this public official, and now it sounds like a new movie project is coming into town! Hooray!
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