First announced in the halcyon days of 2010, the James Franco-directed Sal Mineo biopic—simply titled “Sal”—will finally see release this fall, after briefly hitting the festival circuit in 2011, stopping in Venice and Austin. And the first trailer has now arrived online.
Released through Tribeca Films, the film focuses on Mineo who, like James Dean before him, struggled against being typecast as the troubled kid before seeing his life cut tragically short in the alley behind his home. Val Lauren stars as Mineo alongside Franco, Jim Parrack, Trevor Neuhoff, and Raymond T. Williams. The film looks to be a completely low-budget affair with seemingly little disguising the modern age it was shot in, so perhaps there is a reason why it took nearly two years to finally see the light of day.
“Sal” hits VOD and iTunes on October 22nd, followed by a limited theatrical run on November 1st. See the trailer—clocking in under a minute and a half—below. [Deadline]