James Franco plays gay in 'Wild Horses'

Mon. June 1, 2015 8:49 AM by OnTopMag.com

James Franco plays gay again in the upcoming thriller Wild Horses.

In the film, Franco plays Ben Briggs, the estranged son of Scott Briggs (played by Robert Duvall).

The elder Briggs becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a local boy when Texas Ranger Samantha Payne (Luciana Duvall) reopens a 15-year-old missing persons case.

"With the unexpected return of his estranged gay son Ben (Franco), Briggs must find a way to either silence the law for good, or come to terms with the hidden relationship between Ben and the boy that the tried to end years ago," the film's description reads.

Most recently, Franco played Michael Glatze, a former gay rights advocate who two years after appearing on the cover of TIME publicly renounced being gay, in the biopic I Am Michael opposite Zachary Quinto. Other notable gay roles include playing Sal Mineo, considered the first major Hollywood actor to come out gay, in Sal, beat poet Allen Ginsberg in Howl and Scott Smith, Harvey Milk's lover, in Milk.

Wild Horses opens on Friday.


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