James Franco’s Allen Ginsberg @ Howl – 1st Look
June 9, 2009
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The newsie Entertainment Weekly has done it again, landing the coveted first look pix of James Franco as poet Allen Ginsberg in directors Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Howl. The story of the obscenity trial launched to censor Allen Ginsberg’s Howl – the groundbreaking poem of the Beat Generation in 1957.
In Howl, James Franco portrays Allen Ginsberg, David Strathairn as Ralph McIntosh, Alan Alda as Judge Clayton Horn, Jeff Daniels as Professor David Kirk, Mary-Louise Parker as Gail Potter, Paul Rudd as Luther Nichols, Jon Hamm as Jake Ehrlich, Bob Balaban as Clayton Horn, Treat Williams as Mark Schorer and Alessandro Nivola as Luther Nichols.
Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are repped by Craig Kestel @ WME Entertainment, manager George Heller @ Principato/Young Management and attorneys @ Sloss Law Office.