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Franco Brings Tragic Biopic to Screens with 'Sal'

by Zach Seemayer 2:00 AM PDT, October 01, 2013
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James Franco's movie directing streak continues with this new trailer for Franco's film Sal, a biopic about actor Sal Mineo.

The film focuses on Mineo's life after he skyrocketed to fame with acclaimed performances in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus, both of which nabbed him Oscar nominations.

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However, in the 1960s his career rapidly declined. In an attempt at a comeback, Mineo began staging a play, which became successful, and he and the play moved out to Los Angeles.

Sadly, not long after coming to LA, Mineo was stabbed to death in his apartment's parking lot.

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Sal's comeback attempt and untimely demise seem to be the film's major focal points. The film's intimate shooting style and powerful subject matter could make for a very emotionally-charged and unusual work of art.

Sal will be released on Video On Demand October 22, with a limited theatrical run beginning November 1.

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