James Franco knows a thing or two about being a teen idol. So perhaps it's no surprise he's making a film about one.
The trailer for Sal, the 35-year-old actor-director's low-budget biopic on the late screen star Sal Mineo, has hit the web after premiering last month at the Venice Film Festival.
Mineo shot to fame opposite James Dean in 1955's Rebel Without a Cause, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, as well as the adoration of millions of female fans. He went on to reteam with Dean in the following year's Giant and earned further accolades for his role in Otto Preminger's Exodus, for which he snagged a Golden Globe and another Oscar nod.