Got Milk? Josh Brolin, James Franco and Emile Hirsch soon will. The hot properties are close to signing on to appear opposite Robin Wright's better half in Gus Van Sant's flick about the U.S.' first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk. I said openly gay, Larry Craig; don't get your knickers in a knot.... Samuel L. Jackson will star in the thriller Unfinished Country as the chief administrator of an overcrowded South African hospital.... CBS Films has optioned as its first potential feature the novel Beastly, about a schoolteacher who, under a student's spell, turns into a monster. - Ben Katner