and James Franco
considered living like gay lovers for new biopic Milk
, but their schedules wouldn't allow it. The two stars play homosexuals Harvey Milk and Scott Smith in Gus Van Sant
's new movie about the openly gay San Francisco city supervisor (Milk), who was assassinated in 1977.
And the two actors thought about getting to know one another by renting a home in the city, according to PlanetGossip.Eonline.com
Blogger Marc Malkin reports, "I'm told Penn and Franco wanted to live together for a time before filming began in the Bay Area. My sources reported they were looking to shack up in an apartment similar to one the real-life partners lived in after moving to San Fran from New York City."
A source says, "They talked a lot about doing that, but schedules prevented it."
The film, which will hit cinemas in 2009, also features Into The Wild
star Emile Hirsch
and Mexican actor Diego Luna
as two of Milk's other lovers.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)