James Franco makes a much more plausible Allen Ginsburg than I'd expected in the trailer for indie Howl, coming out later this year, but the clip raises a question for me:
If there was going to be a Ginsberg biopic, the obscenity trial would be a great central drama, and this would be a terrific cast for it—Franco, Mary-Louise Parker, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, and Jon Hamm, who between this and The Town is about to be absolutely everywhere. Maybe the most surreal thing about this is that they had to go the quirky, indie route to get these movies, and these parts, at all.
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