Film about the life of "Playboy" magazine founder Hugh Hefner.
David Dobkin is in talks to direct the Untitled Hugh Hefner Biopic for Warner Bros. The project was formerly known as Playboy when it was at Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment.
Peter Morgan is writing the screenplay, returning to the same 70s era as his 2008 drama Frost/Nixon. No story details have been given, and it isn't known if the project plans to focus on just one aspect of Hugh Hefner's life, or many different time periods. Hugh Hefner founded Playboy Magazine in 1953, building the magazine into a media empire while living the swinging bachelor life well into his 80s.Read More
No matter what you think of him, you cannot deny that legendary Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is one of the most iconic men in the world! So it would only make sense that Hollywood would eventually want to make a movie about his incredible life. Super-successful producer Brian Grazer (Inside Man, Frost/Nixon) has been planning to make, Playboy, a feature film based of Hefner's life, for some time now with Brett Ratner (Red Dragon, The Family Man) attached to direct. However the film is still in development and there has been no movement on the project in recent weeks.
Over the weekend we had the rare opportunity of attending an event at the famed Playboy mansion in Beverly Hills, California for the release of the John Cusack comedy Hot Tub Time Machine, which will be on Blu-Ray and DVD July 29th. While at the mansion we spoke to the man himself, Hugh Hefner, and asked the living-legend if he knew what the current status of, Playboy, the movie based on his own life actually was? "Oh yes, Brian Grazer (is producing it), yes, it's going to happen," Hef said. "It's taken a long time to get the right director and the right screenplay but it's happening." Finally, we asked the publishing icon who he would like to see play him in the film? "Probably Robert Downey Jr., answered Hef. We followed up by asking Mr. Hefner in closing why he thinks Downey has what it takes to portray him on the silver screen? "Well, he's a very talented actor," he replied simply.Read More
Did you know that Hugh Hefner is on Twitter now? It seems he may have used the networking website to spill the beans on his upcoming biopic Playboy. According to a post written by the iconic entrepreneur, Diablo Cody has been meeting with both him and Brian Grazer to write the screenplay.
John Hoffman, best known for his work on the talking dog movie Good Boy!, was originally hired to pen the film. The biography will follow the early life of Hugh Hefner as well as the magazine's own colorful history. Brett Ratner is attached to direct, but there is no word on whether he is still going to climb behind the camera for this epic in the making.Read More