March 25, 2009

"Howl" turning into a real acting contender?

Seems so, as it keeps adding interesting actors to the cast of this very baity project. Here's Variety on the latest addition:

Jon Hamm rounds out the cast for "Howl," the indie feature about the obscenity trial centering on Allen Ginsberg's famed poem.
Hamm will star as defense attorney Jake Ehrlich, whose life was the inspiration for the TV series "Perry Mason."
Cast includes James Franco, Mary-Louise Parker, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Bob Balaban, Treat Williams and Alessandro Nivola.
Project is lensing in Gotham, with Werc Werk Works producing and fully financing. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman of Telling Pictures are helming based on their own screenplay. Producers are Werc Werk Works CEO Elizabeth Redleaf and president Christine Walker; Gus Van Sant exec produces with Redleaf.
-Allen Ginsberg has always fascinated me, so this project has been on my radar, but it keeps increasing in interest by the day it seems...thoughts?


  1. Could be great. I hope that Strathairn and Daniels have large parts. Wow, that guy really looks like James Franco. Just noticed that about halfway through writing the previous sentence. He really looks like him!

  2. I may have partially chosen that picture for that purpose, but yea, Franco is great casting

  3. In 2008, he did gay and stoner. Here, he is a gay stoner.

  4. Bob Babalan's casting smells of Capote.