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'Wedding Crashers' Helmer David Dobkin to Direct Hugh Hefner Biopic

December 19, 2013 06:00:56 GMT

The movie about the early life of the Playboy magazine founder will be scripted by 'Rush' scribe Peter Morgan.


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The untitled Hugh Hefner biopic may have got a director. A report suggests "Wedding Crashers" helmer David Dobkin is in negotiations to sit behind the lens for the upcoming Warner Bros. project, with the script penned by "Rush" screenwriter Peter Morgan.

The movie is expected to focus on Hugh Hefner's early life when he first built his adult magazine empire. "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. and "The Wolverine" actor Hugh Jackman were previously rumored to be considered to play the Playboy mogul. Leonardo DiCaprio was once mentioned as a contender for the lead role as well.

Jerry Weintraub is on board to produce the long-gestating project, with Lynn Harris overseeing for WB. The film was initially set up at Universal with Imagine Entertainment producing, but it never came together. Brett Ratner was originally attached to direct the pic.

© AceShowbiz.com




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