James Franco to portray Michael Glatze in Gus Van Sant film

James Franco is set to portray another gay character in a new movie by Milk director Gus Van Sant, according to a U.S. report. The actor will portray Michael Glatze, a prolific gay rights activist who denounced his homosexuality after turning to Christianity.
According to New York Post gossip column Page Six, Van Sant has hired Franco to star in the new movie, which is set to start shooting in the Big Apple in July (14).
Franco played gay rights advocate Scott Smith in Van Sant’s Milk in 2008, while he also portrayed homosexual poet Allen Ginsberg in 2010’s Howl and writer Hart Crane in The Broken Tower the following year (11).