'Rock of Ages' Producer Turns Eye To Gay Dad

1.9.2012

By Out.com Editors

Matthew Weaver wants to bring his own story to the stage

Rock Of Ages producer Matthew Weaver’s next project is going to be even gayer than his long-running rock ‘n’ roll musical, which is about to become a movie starring Tom Cruise. How is that possible, you ask? Weaver is reportedly working on a project about being raised by his gay dad.

“It’s a little Auntie Mame, a little La Cage Aux Folles and a little Kramer vs. Kramer,” Weaver tells the New York Daily News of the project, which he’s considering turning into a movie or stage production.

Weaver plans on recounting his life with dad Gordon Weaver, a one-time marketing executive for Paramount Pictures, including tales of pop showing up to soccer games in a fur coat, family trips to Fire Island and limo rides to Studio 54.

Weaver, who recently emailed his dad’s pals to try and set up interviews with them, says, “We’re willing to show the warts and all. It's a great story with a beautiful message, but it's got its ups and downs.”

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