Zachary Quinto has signed on to play James Franco’s ex-lover in new film ‘Michael’.
Michael is an upcoming biopic about Michael Glatze, an anti-gay Christian minister who was openly gay and an activist before he rejected his homosexuality. Before he turned to Christianity, Glatze founded a gay youth magazine and was in a committed gay relationship for 10 years.
James Franco is set to play the titular character, while American Horror Story star Quinto has just announced that he will play the role of Glatze’s former boyfriend.
Emma Roberts has also signed on to the film. She will play the straight love interest to James Franco’s character.
The script for Michael is based on a New York Times Magazine article called My Ex-Gay Friend by Benoit Denizet-Lewis. Justin Kelly will direct while Gus van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting) is the executive producer.
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