New photos for Howl, the upcoming film starring James Franco as revered beat poet Allen Ginsberg, have come online as the film approaches its premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. I find these images impressive because we’re once again forced to recognize that James Franco can do anything. Look at these photos and then remember that he’s doing a guest stint on General Hospital and it could be part of an art project. He was also hilarious last year in Pineapple Express. These projects are so vastly different and yet Franco always excels and it looking like Howl will be no different.
For those unfamiliar with the project, Howl is about the 1957 obscenity trial against Ginsberg for his poem, “Howl”. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the film co-stars Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Daniels, and David Strathairn. Hit the jump to check out the images. The 2010 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 21-31st.