Hugh Hefner Biopic Shooting for Oscar Gold With New Writer

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There are some names that you hire when you’re trying to get an Oscar or two on the shelf. Peter Morgan is one of them. The screenwriter has worked almost entirely in prestige films and almost primarily in real-life figure – from The Queen to The Last King of Scotland to Frost/Nixon. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s close to writing about “Playboy” founder Hugh Hefner. The research process will probably be staggering.

That means producer Jerry Weintraub and Warners are serious about making this one award-worthy. Without a doubt, the nudity will be tasteful.



A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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