THN have got the first official trailer for SAL, that’s directed by star of all-trades James FrancoSAL chronicles the final day in the life of actor Sal Mineo (Val Lauren), 1950s teen idol and an Academy Award nominee for his roles in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and EXODUS.

Almost two decades later, Mineo is no longer the marquee sensation he had once been — but he has become open about his homosexuality and is finding his way to becoming the actor and director he has always wanted to be. SAL is set to be Franco’s intimate portrait that sets out to find the human details in a larger-than-life Hollywood story.

Check out the honest and intriguing trailer below:


SAL will be available nationwide on VOD and US iTunes on October 22, 2013 and will open in select theatres beginning on November 1, 2013 in Los Angeles at the Sundance Sunset Cinema. It’s still waiting for a UK release date to be confirmed.