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David Dobkin To Helm Hugh 'Hefner' Biopic While Paul Feig Lines Up Another Comedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2013 4:34 PM
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Hugh Hefner has been many things during his life and career — champion of free speech and civil rights, night club entrepreneur and yes, peddler of naked ladies — so it was only a matter of time before his story made its way to the big screen. And time it's indeed taking. Universal first had "Hefner" under their roof years ago years ago, with an eye on folks Robert Downey Jr. and Hugh Jackman (or any other similarly handsome, charming man) for the lead role but it never came together and it was put into around. And that's where Warner Bros. snapped it up in 2012, and now heading into 2014 they've got a director.

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