Washington, Jan 29 : Sean Penn and James Franco had planned to live like gay lovers for their new biopic Milk, it has been revealed.
But, unfortunately the plan didn't materialise because of their hectic schedules, reports Contactmusic.
The actors play homosexuals Harvey Milk and Scott Smith in Gus Van Sant's new movie about the openly gay San Francisco city supervisor (Milk), who was assassinated in 1977.
And Penn and Franco decided to prepare for the roles by living in together in a rented home in the city, according to PlanetGossip.Eonline.com.
Blogger Marc Malkin says: "I'm told Penn and Franco wanted to live together for a time before filming began in the Bay Area. My sources reported they were looking to shack up in an apartment similar to one the real-life partners lived in after moving to San Fran from New York City."
Another source revealed: "They talked a lot about doing that, but schedules prevented it."
The film, which will hit cinemas in 2009, also stars Into The Wild star Emile Hirsch and Mexican actor Diego Luna as two of Milk's other lovers.