Brand new photo's of Sean Penn on the set of Gus Van Sant's new film the Untitled Harvey Milk Project, have popped up online. According to Ohlala Mag, Sean Penn will star as Harvey Milk (1930-1978), who was an activist and politician, and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America; in 1977, he was voted to the city supervisors' board of San Francisco. The following year, both he and the city's mayor George Moscone were shot to death by another city supervisor, Dan White.

Sean Penn as Harvey Milk

The release date for Untitled Harvey Milk Project will be announced later this year.