Actor To Act Like Harvey Milk

Sean Penn Playing Gay

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Sean Penn will play the legendary – and late – Harvey Milk in Gus Van Sant’s forthcoming biopic of the slain San Francisco city supervisor.

Matt Damon‘s tentatively attached to play Milk’s assassin, Dan White.

White shot down Milk on November 27, 1978. He also killed Mayor George Mascone. White received a seven-year sentence and committed suicide in 1985.