“I Am Michael,” James Franco’s latest gay film project, has been picked up by Brainstorm Media and given a release date.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “I Am Michael” will be released in limited theaters and on video streaming platforms on Jan. 27.
The film tells the true story of gay youth activist Michael Glatze (Franco) who denounces his sexuality and becomes a straight Christian pastor. Zachary Quinto stars as Glatze’s boyfriend and Roberts stars as the woman who becomes his girlfriend.
Gus Van Sant executive produced the film and Justin Kelly wrote and directed. Franco also served as producer along with Vince Jolivette.
“’I Am Michael’ is an incredibly original film on a very important topic: identity. As we move into a new presidency where sexual orientation might once again be called into question, a film that examines this from such an unusual perspective is invaluable. I’m proud to be a part of it,” Franco said in a statement.
Watch the trailer below.