Posting on social media, gay adult film star Brent Corrigan revealed that he turned down an offer to be involved in James Franco’s gay murder movie King Cobra.
The film centers on the murder of gay adult film producer Bryan Kocis, owner of gay adult film company Cobra Video. Kocis was killed by two men who were hoping to lure Kocis’ big star, Corrigan, away from him but ultimately got caught. Corrigan was a gay adult film performer at the time the murder took place back in 2007.
Writing on Facebook, Corrigan (né Sean Paul Lockhart) posted the below photo and said that he didn’t want to help tell “someone else’s presentation of events” that he lived:
I was originally approached to be a part of the film as a consultant and the cast. I was asked to play a small part in the film and declined the role.
Ultimately, I chose to move forward with my own plans to finally release my book in place of taking part in someone elses presentation of events that I personally lived as a young adult.
It’s going to be an exciting coming year! The book is nearly finished and is now going through edits and rewrites. Even with the time that has passed, the memories are still very real and raw for me. I look forward to finally telling my story, beginning middle and end, with an earnest stroke.
Thanks for being so patient, everyone!
I <3 LoverBees Very Truly Yours, SPL/Brent Corrigan
Corrigan also posted on Twitter saying he has “no interest” in playing himself in “any movie” and that the reason why he declined to be involved in any way with the film will become apparent “when you see the film.”
He also took a shot at the casting of Disney actor Garrett Clayton to play him. According to Corrigan, Clayton does not look young enough and “doesn’t embody [murdered porn producer] Brian [Kocis]’s preference for not legal boys.”
Corrigan then tweeted more details about the events surrounding Kocis’ murder, adding that he was previously unable to talk about the events because he was underage when they happened.
Kocis will reportedly be played by Christian Slater. James Franco, Molly Ringwald, and Keegan Allen will also appear in the film.