The cinematic Harvey Milk has got himself another lover. Entertainment Weekly has reported that Diego Luna, the Mexican actor famous for his role in Y Tu Mama Tambien, has joined Gus Van Sant's upcoming biopic, Milk. He will play Jack Lira, a supporter of Milk and also his lover. We've already got Sean Penn as Milk, the first openly-gay city supervisor of San Francisco, Josh Brolin as Milk's assassin, Dan White, Emile Hirsch as gay rights activist Cleve Jones, James Franco as another lover and campaign manager Scott Smith, and further cast played by Victor Garber (Alias), Denis O'Hare (The Anniversary Party), and Stephen Spinella (24).

I have to say, I agree with Christopher Campbell's previouscoverageof the film. Penn being bright and cheery? I'm not so sure. Hopefully, however, he'll surprise us, because there's a heck of an interesting group of actors attached to this movie. The film is said to focus on Milk's story as the third openly-gay elected official in America (in 1977), and how he and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by White, who was another city supervisor.

A lot has changed in the last 30 years, but it will be interesting to see how Van Sant's film does with the movie-going public, and whether "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door," will become even more recognized, lauded, and followed.
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