James Franco


Howl is an upcoming biopic of Beat-generation poet/poster-boy, Allen Ginsberg, portrayed by James Franco. The film, written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeremy Friedman, is structured around the 1957 "Obscenity Trial," a landmark case that was spurred by the controversy of Ginsberg’s poem "Howl" and would later serve as a key legal precedent in guaranteeing First Amendment rights for controversial literary works.

While Allen Ginsberg (along with his famed compatriot Jack Keruaoc) are continually