London, Jan 15 (ANI): James Franco will reprise the role of a gay man as he has been cast as photographer and artist Robert Mapplethorpe in a new biopic.
The actor has also played beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 'Howl' and poet Hart Crane in 'The Broken Tower'. He also portrayed politician Harvey Milk's gay lover in Milk.
The celebrated and controversial artist Mapplethorpe died of AIDS in 1989 at the age of 42.
Franco had received much acclaim for the film 127 Hours which was directed by Danny Boyle. (ANI)
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