Actor Matt Bomer is set to realise his dream of playing screen icon Montgomery Clift in a new movie biopic, according to U.S. reports. Monty Clift will tell the story of the love affair between Clift and his A Place In The Sun co-star Elizabeth Taylor.
Last year (12), the Magic Mike star opened up about his desire to play the Hollywood icon, who was considered a direct competitor of Marlon Brando, before his career was derailed following a major car accident that left his face scarred.
The film will reportedly begin shooting next year (14) and will be directed by Larry Moss.
January 16, 2002 12:03pm EST
Catherine Zeta-Jones is denying reports that she has signed a nine-film deal worth approximately $80 million.
The London Evening Star reported on Tuesday that The Mask of Zorro star would make close to $9 million per film under the deal, making her Britain's highest-paid actress. The paper went on to say that Zeta-Jones intends to make the films over the next three years before having any more children with husband Michael Douglas.
Not so, says a spokeswoman for the 32-year-old actress.
"The story is not true. She has not signed any nine-film deal," the spokeswoman told the BBC News. "She is currently in production on a film and has no other commitments."
Zeta-Jones is currently working on the Coen brothers' romantic comedy Intolerable Cruelty, alongside Hollywood hottie George Clooney. She plays a revenge-seeking woman who marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of divorcing him and making his life a living hell.
Reports claimed the denied deal covered a range of film genres from musicals to comedies, including a sequel to The Mask of Zorro with Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas.
Other roles Zeta-Jones was reportedly set to play were sexy Velma Kelly in the big screen version of the musical Chicago, with Richard Gere, and a lead in Coming Out, a comedy about a gay Welsh rugby coach.
Zeta-Jones was also allegedly to play alongside Russell Crowe in Greekfire, the story of the love affair between Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas; star with hubby Douglas in the courtroom movie Smoke and Mirrors; play Elizabeth Taylor in Monty, a film about tortured movie star Montgomery Clift; and do a voiceover for the animated movie Sinbad.
The paper went on to speculate that Zeta-Jones agreed to the deal because she does not want to suffer the same fate as other Hollywood leading ladies whose roles dry up by the time they reach 40.