Mexican actor Diego Luna (“Y tu mamá también”) has joined the cast of director Gus Van Sant’s Untitled Harvey Milk Project reports Entertainment Weekly.
Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) was a San Francisco activist and politician, and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America in 1977. Luna is playing Jack Lira, one of Milk’s supporters as well as his lover.
In 1978, both Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by another city supervisor, Dan White (Josh Brolin).
Emile Hirsch, James Franco, Victor Garber, Denis O’Hare, and Stephen Spinella also star.