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Matt Bomer To Star In New HBO Biopic

Matt Bomer To Star In New HBO Biopic


The actor will play gay icon Montgomery Clift in Monty Clift

Matt Bomer, who recently starred in the movie adaptation of The Normal Heart -- Larry Kramer's play about the AIDS crisis -- will be taking on another HBO biopic. This time around Bomer will play esteemed actor Montgomery Clift in Monty Clift.

Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, the talented team behind Love Is Strange, are rewriting the script by Christopher Lovick. We hope it proves to be just as nuanced and well-crafted as the Lithgow-Molina summer drama.

There's plenty of interesting (and tragic) territory to explore in Monty Clift. The actor had a relationship with Elizabeth Taylor, was gay during a particularly challenging time, and died at the young age of 45.

"The revelation of his sexuality did not emerge until the '70s, when two high-profile biographers, one endorsed by his close confidants, revealed as much, rendering him a gay icon within the span of two years," writes Anne Helen Peterson in her book Scandals of Classic Hollywood.

But even though Clift's life was cut short, he managed to leave behind a tremendous film legacy. From 1949 through 1962, Clift was nominated for four Oscars, including a nomination for his leading role in the famous From Here to Eternity.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "[Monty Clift] centers on the complicated life of [Clift], who finds himself deeply involved with a young Elizabeth Taylor following the filming of A Place in the Sun."

A director and release date have not yet been announced, but for right now we're stoked to know Bomer is taking on this epic, queer role.

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