Werc Werk Works is set to produce and fully finance “Howl”, taking over some of the reigns of the Allen Ginsberg-themed project from Telling Pictures reports Variety.
“Howl” centers on the obscenity trial over Ginsberg’s famed poem, as well as an animated reimagining of the poem itself.
James Franco, David Strathairn, Alan Alda, Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker and Paul Rudd star in the project which begins shooting March 16th in New York City.
Elizabeth Redleaf and Christine Walker are producing, while Gus Van Sant serves as executive producer.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (“The Celluloid Closet “) will direct from their own screenplay.