Val Lauren is set to star in the film Sal, directed by James Franco. The Hollywood Reporter reports the actor will star in the biographical film based on the life of Sal Mineo.
James Franco will direct the film largely from Michael Gregg Michaud's book "Sal Mineo: A Biography."
Sal focuses on the actor's life in Hollywood and his struggles and triumphs as one of the first openly gay actors. He is best known for starring opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause.
Interestingly, Lauren appeared in a 2001 television movie called James Dean, which starred none other than Franco himself.