Matt Bomer’s ‘Monty Clift’ Bio Pic Finds Home At HBO

Matt Bomer with his Critics Choice Award for 'The Normal Heart.' (Getty)

Matt Bomer is returning to HBO.

After a successful turn as Felix in last May’s well-received The Normal Heart film, Bomer will star as legendary (and closeted) movie star Montgomery Clift in a film called “Monty Clift” Yahoo reports.

HBO has hired screenwriters Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias (“Love Is Strange“) to rewrite a script penned by Christopher Lovick. No director is set as of yet.

Montgomery Clift

Clift was a huge movie star in the 1950s known for movies like “A Place In The Sun,” which he starred in with Elizabeth Taylor.  Clift received a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his role. He also is known for “From Here To Eternity.” However, in 1956, Clift was involved in a car accident that caused him to have plastic surgery that changed the look of his face. He continued to work in films like “Suddenly Last Summer” (again, with Taylor) but never regained his level of fame. He died in 1966 of a heart attack at the age of  45.

Bomer has mentioned the project to me several times including last summer when I was talking to him while he shot the final episodes of “White Collar

The actor, married to publicist Simon Halls, will next be seen in “Magic Mike XXL” and “The Nice Guys.” 

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