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Peter Morgan Apparently Working With Hugh Hefner On A Biopic Of The Playboy Founder

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 18, 2012 9:16 AM
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The life of Hugh Hefner is certainly one tailor-made for a salacious silver-screen adaptation but, up until this point, we've not seen it put under the microscope in any significant way. Brett Ratner had been attached to helm a biopic a few years back for Universal but, with things never coming together, Warner Bros. recently took over the now helmer-less project. It's unclear if that project is the one in question here but it looks like the Playboy founder himself is currently working with a royalty-approved scribe, with Hefner tweeting that he "had a good meeting today with screen writer Peter Morgan discussing a film about my life." 

Warner Bros. Takes Over Universal's Hugh Hefner Biopic 'Playboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2012 10:13 PM
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That a feature film biopic hasn't yet been made about one of the most important cultural icons of the last half century certainly hasn't been without a lack of trying. Way back in 2007, Universal and Brett Ratner were planning to make "Playboy," a film about the magazine's founder Hugh Hefner, but it never got in front of cameras. The project never seemed to gain forward momentum, even with guys like Robert Downey Jr. and Hugh Jackman at one time or another kicking the tires on the lead role. But the project now has fresh life, as it has flipped the page over to another studio.

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