Matt Bomer To Play HBO TV's Montgomery Clift

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Matt Bomer To Play HBO TV's Montgomery Clift

"White Collar" and "The Normal Heart" star Matt Bomer is set to play hunky 1950s actor Montgomery Clift in an HBO TV movie.

Set after he broke through to stardom in the John Wayne western "Red River" the story centers on the complicated life of Clift (Bomer) as he becomes deeply involved with a young Elizabeth Taylor following the filming of "A Place in the Sun".

The closeted Clift went on to an iconic role in "From Here to Eternity" in 1953, but was caught up in a car crash in 1956 (at the age of 35). He survived, but was partly paralysed and he became an addict. Ultimately he died of a heart attack at 45.

"Love is Strange" duo Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias are set to pen a re-write of a script by Christopher Lovick, but no director is attached as yet. Tony Lipp, Alix Madigan, Michael Din and Larry Moss will executive produce.

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