1991MILK.jpgIn what on the surface seems like a surprising pairing of director and subject matter, XMen and Superman Returns helmer Bryan Singer has been linked to a Warner Brothers feature biopic on Harvey Milk, the openly gay politician assasinated by a fellow member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Singer will actually produce as well as direct; he told Variety  from the set of Superman that he has been "passionate about making the movie for at least eight years." Brendan Boyce will carve a script out of Randy Shilts' book, The Mayor of Castro Street. Singer will get to work on the biopic immediately after finishing the Superman film.

Milk was the country's first openly gay man to be elected to a major public office, and his shooting (in which then-mayor George Moscone was also killed) is considered a major incident in both the civil rights movement and in San Francisco history. His rise to local power and the impact of his asassination was the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk.
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