Casting Net: Zachary Quinto to Play James Franco’s Ex

7.15.2014

By Dennis Hinzmann

Quinto, Emma Roberts join Franco's new film, Michael

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Now that the American Repertory Theatre's production of The Glass Menagerie has drawn to a close, Zachary Quinto has signed up for his next film project. According to Variety, the former American Horror Story actor will portray James Franco's ex-boyfriend in Michael, which tells the story of a gay man who renounces homosexuality after turning to religion. 

The project, which almost sounds too bizarre to be true, is based on a New York Times article Benoit Denizet-Lewis wrote about Michael Glazte, a self-described "ex-gay." 

Also joining the film is another AHS alum. Emma Roberts will play Franco's current girlfriend with The Leftovers star Chris Zylka playing another past love interest. 

Longtime Franco collaborator and filmmaker, Gus Van Sant, will produce Michael. (The two previously worked together on Howl and Milk.) This is the first time Quinto or Roberts have been involved in a Van Sant project.

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