Matt Bomer may have been passed over for the lead role of Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” but he’s not hurting for prestige roles: The “White Collar” actor is set to play Montgomery Clift in a biopic centered on the Hollywood star.
Deadline reports that the indie biopic, being shopped by Pier 3 Pictures’ Michael Din, Janine Giaime and Juri Henley-Cohn, will be directed by Larry Moss from a script by Christopher Lovick. The plan is to aim for a 2014 start date.
In Clift, Bomer finds himself the chance to step into the shoes of a true Hollywood icon. During his prime, Clift rivaled Marlon Brando as one of the silver screen’s biggest male stars. Starring in films including “A Place in the Sun” and “From Here to Eternity,” he was a Method actor who refused to make his private life public. His dashing good looks were altered by a horrific car crash that left Clift with a broken nose and facial scars. He continued to work, but the accident haunted him until his death.
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