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Penn and
Damon to star in Harvey Milk story

Penn and
Damon to star in Harvey Milk story

Sean Penn and Matt Damon are both attached to Gus Van Sant's biopic chronicling San Francisco politician Harvey Milk and his assassin, Dan White.

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have pushed a film adaptation of the 1982 Randy Shilts book The Mayor of Castro Street for more than 15 years, according to TheHollywood Reporter.

While Penn has not played gay on-screen, he portrayed an ambiguous Olivia Newton-John impersonator in the 2001 Beaver Trilogy. Damon would play White, who shot Milk and mayor George Moscone. White committed suicide in 1985 after serving five years in prison.

Production on the film may begin as early as December. (The Advocate)

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