Based on the 1982 biography written by Randy Shilts, "The Mayor of Castro Street" is the story of Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who, along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, was gunned down by SF supervisor Daniel White. Milk was the first openly gay supervisor to serve the city of San Francisco and his death helped unite the gay community.
Director Bryan Singer told Variety,, "Harvey created a concept and pride for a disenfranchised group at a point in history when the world was in upheaval, and he paid the highest price for it."
The project has been in development for years, with directors Oliver Stone, Gus Van Sant, and Rob Cohen all expressing interesting in directing the story of Harvey Milk at one time or another. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron promised Shilts they'd get the film done right and with Singer onboard, Zadan and Meron now feel comfortable the right man is at the helm.
Singer will begin work on "The Mayor of Castro Street" after he finishes filming "Superman Returns" starring Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, and Kate Bosworth. Singer is currently in pre-production on "Logan's Run."