The Queen writer to pen Hefner biopic?

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News
18 July 2012

The writer of 'The Queen' is in line to take on a somewhat less regal individual for his next project – Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

BAFTA-winning writer Peter Morgan, who also wrote 'Frost/Nixon' about presenter David Frost's groundbreaking interview with disgraced former President Richard Nixon, met with Hefner yesterday.





The magazine publisher confirmed the meet, tweeting: “I had a good meeting today with screenwriter Peter Morgan discussing a film about my life.”

It's to be produced by Warner Bros and Jerry Weintraub, the revered producer behind the likes of Robert Altman's 'Nashville', Barry Levinson's 'Diner' and more recently George Clooney's 'Ocean's 11', 'Ocean's 12' and 'Ocean's 13'.

Names in the hat to play Hefner have been rumoured for some time, with likes of Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman and Robert Downey Jr as potential Hefs.

It's not known which part of Hefner's life will be explored in the film, but there's much to make it a fascinating project, from how he transformed himself from a puritanical upbringing to being the godfather of the sexual revolution, to his championing of civil rights.

NEVER Eat Cereal - (Why?)

If you have any of these 3 foods in your cabinet, throw them out now. Learn the stunning truth about how these foods are killing you.

Are you a victim?

10 class action lawsuits that may entitle you to a quick and hefty settlement.

5 Free Home Refinance offers w/ a few easy steps!

Fast and Easy Loans. Rates as low as an all time low of 2.884% APR. Compare different offers and choose you personalized loan.

Snoring is worse for your health than you think.

Studies show snoring is far more dangerous to your health most people suspect. It's a real problem that needs a solution. I found THE solution.

G700 Millitary Tactical Flashlight

Get 75% Off World's Coolest and Brightest Flashlight. Check it Out Today!

57 Completely Unsettling Historical Photos

Jaw-Dropping Rare Photos Of Amazing People In History

LS360 Millitary Tactical Flashlight

Get 75% Off World's Coolest and Brightest Flashlight. Check it Out Today!

60 Tungsten Rings Under $50 - Free Shipping

Bold - Affordable - Sexy - All Under $50

Golfers: Hit Straight Every Time

12-Time PGA Winner Shows You How to Hit Longer, Straighter, More Accurately,_

Snoring is worse for your health than you think.

Snoring causes headaches, high blood pressure and fatigue. Each leads to something more serious. Here's a simple SOLUTION to a very serious problem.

Finally, a snoring fix that beats CPAP

Studies show snoring is far more dangerous to your health most people suspect. It's a real problem that needs a solution. I found THE solution.

"Brightest Flashlight Ever" Sells Out for Holidays

For a limited time you can get a G700 Military flashlight for 75% off. It will be the last flashlight you ever buy.

Golfers: Hit Straight Every Time

12-Time PGA Winner Shows You How to Hit Longer, Straighter, More Accurately,

Forget Your 401K. If You Own A Home Do This

Before you pay your next mortgage payment, you need to read this: The ingenious way to pay off your mortgage.