A trailer silently arrived recently for "Howl," a biopic that chronicles the creation of the Allen Ginsberg poem Howl and the obscenity trial that eventually followed its publication. James Franco stars as the poet and Beat legend.
The cool thing is there is a ton of "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm sprinkled in the trailer. God, how I wish he played Kerouac though.
Here’s the official synopsis for "Howl":
James Franco stars as the young Allen Ginsberg, who is still trying to find his voice. The story follows the creation of his groundbreaking poem HOWL, and the landmark obscenity trial that followed. The film also stars David Strathairn, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Daniels. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, two filmmakers best known for their documentary features "The Times of Harvey Milk" and "Paragraph 175," make their narrative feature film debut.
The AV Club has the trailer (a crappy, non-embeddable for now) which can be seen HERE.