Matt Bomer Will Play Tormented Gay Movie Star in Biopic

By: Brandon Voss
9.19.2013

Crazy fans who are still furious that Matt Bomer wasn't cast as Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie can finally rest a little easier.

Deadline reports that the handsome White Collar and Magic Mike star is set to play late Hollywood legend Montgomery Clift in a biopic.

Written by Christopher Lovick and directed by Larry Moss, the film, expected to start shooting next year, will no doubt deal with Clift's substance abuse, his friendship with Elizabeth Taylor, and his many secret relationships with men.

"He was, of course, gay," says noted biographer Patricia Bosworth of the Oscar-nominated method actor, best known for his work in classic films like A Place in the Sun, From Here to Eternity, and Suddenly, Last Summer. "He was mysterious and I think that also appealed to audiences in those days. Of course, it tormented him that he had to hide his sexuality, which he did. He was an icon to the gay community."

Matt hid his own sexuality from the masses until last year, when he publicly acknowledged his partner, publicist Simon Halls, and their three children. He’ll soon be seen in Ryan Murphy's adaptation of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play The Normal Heart, which chronicles the early years of the AIDS epidemic in New York City.

Do you think Matt's a good choice for the role? And is this a smarter career move than Fifty Shades?

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