Matt Bomer To Play Montgomery Clift In HBO Biopic About the Legendary Actor
There is a biopic about Hollywood legend Montgomery Clift coming to HBO, and they've found their leading man. Matt Bomer's been cast to star in Monty Clift , all ready to woo a very young Elizabeth Taylor and grapple with his sexuality. Are you ready? I'm ready.
According to TVLine the film has been "in gestation" for years and is finally ready to be birthed. The perfect-faced Bomer is no stranger to HBO original movies, of course: He played Felix Turner in last year's The Normal Heart, a role for which he was nominated for an Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. Deadline reports that the film was originally conceived as an indie feature before — much like they did with Normal Heart — HBO stepped in to host it.
The story itself will apparently follow Clift's involvement with fellow legendary film star Taylor (she was 17, he was 30) and those aforementioned struggles with his sexual orientation. If you want a peek at his life before the movie comes our way, I recommend Anne Helen Peterson's "The Long Suicide Of Montgomery Clift," which you can read over at The Hairpin. A little glimpse:
There's plenty to explore when it comes to Clift, that's for sure. And I'm already curious to see who they'll cast as Taylor.