Everyone’s favourite dirty old man, the 86-year-old Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, announced via Twitter that he has been in talks with the acclaimed screenwriter Peter Morgan to pen a film about his life.
“I had a good meeting today with screen writer Peter Morgan discussing a film about my life,” said Hefner via Twitter.
Morgan is the go-to guy for such a turbulent and salacious life story, having tackled such daunting icons as Queen Elizabeth II in Stephen Frears‘ The Queen and Richard Nixon and David Frost in Ron Howard‘s Frost/Nixon. He is also writing the upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen-starring Freddie Mercury biopic.
The prospect of a Hefner biopic has been thrown around for a while now, with one potentially being made by Brett Ratner in 2007 with Hugh Jackman and Robert Downey Jr. (who Hefner personally approved of) on the cards to star, but that never came to fruition.
Hefner’s life is far more than boobs and bunnies, he was also an active campaigner for free speech and civil rights in the 60’s and 70’s when he was at the height of his power. His life would certainly make an interesting story, one that Morgan is more than capable of penning.
Now they just need to find a star to don the iconic dressing gown.
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