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