Sal, a film that debuted at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, is going to be finally released on VOD, iTunes, and other digital platforms on October 22. James Franco directed the film, he's in his film as Milton Katselas. Actor Val Lauren got the lead role as the late actor, Sal Mineo.
The film is about the final hours of Sal Mineo's life before he was killed in 1976. The plot follows Mineo doing rehearsals, business deals, and intimate conversations with friends.
Sal Mineo was known for his roles in "Rebel Without a Cause," "Giant," and "Exodus." He was a teen idol to many. Mineo had been nominated for two Academy Awards in his career.
His career though declined, he wasn't getting roles that made him popular since he was getting older. This quote from him explains it all:
Mineo was baffled by his sudden loss of popularity, later saying "One minute it seemed I had more movie offers than I could handle, the next, no one wanted me. (Wikipedia)
Before his death, Mineo was working on the play, "P.S. Your Cat Is Dead."
While "Sal" will be on VOD it's also going to get a limited release in theaters starting on November 1.