'Wedding Crashers' David Dobkin to Direct Hugh Hefner Biopic, Here's What It Might Look Like
It makes total sense that Peter Morgan, the dude behind Rush, is writing the screenplay for a movie about Playboy bunnies. In the same vein, we aren't exactly surprised that David Dobkin of Wedding Crashers fame will direct the Hugh Hefner biopic. I mean, it really just makes sense: Dudes in a state of arrested development + Chicks without their clothes = You do the math.
This isn't to say Dobkin is only versed in the likes of naked ladies. He did direct Shanghai Knights, Fred Claus, The Change-Up and The Judge, a more serious flick starring Robert Downey Jr out next year. But assuming we can sort of pigeon any movie starring Downey Jr. as less than lady-friendly, a Hugh Hefner picture could be the perfect fit for Dobkin. With the rules of Wedding Crashers in mind ("play like a champion!") we envisioned what it might look like if the fictional world of Wedding Crashers and Hugh Hefner's real life legacy aligned.
Rule #8: Be the life of the party.
Considering Hefner's Playboy mansion is known for its elaborate festivities, the mogul has this Wedding Crashers rule down to a double D, er, T.
Rule #18: You love animals and children.
Hef has four kids (that we know of), and he certainly loves animals, he even has a miniature zoo on the mansion grounds.
Rule #23: There's nothing wrong with having seconds. Provided there's enough women to go around.
Rule #38: Girls in hats tend to be proper and rarely give it up.
But what do they say about men in hats (like Hefner's infamous pilot cap)?
Rule #39: The way to a woman's bed is through the dance floor.
Rule #49: Always work into the conversation: "Yeah, I have tons of money. But how does one buy happiness?"
According to this site, Hugh Hefner is worth 43 million buckaroos, so he probably doesn't have to lie about being filthy rich.