Matt Bomer to Star in HBO's Montgomery Clift Biopic

Matt Bomer Montgomery Clift

Matt Bomer is bringing old Hollywood to HBO.

The White Collar alum will headline the biopic Monty Clift for HBO Films, our sister site Deadline reports.

The long-gestating project, which started off as an indie film feature much like The Normal Heart, tells the story of legendary actor Montgomery Clift as he finds himself deeply involved with a young Elizabeth Taylor following the filming of A Place In the Sun.

Clift was one of Hollywood’s biggest male stars and was nominated for an Oscar four times. He became addicted to alcohol and drugs after a car accident left his face partially paralyzed. He also struggled with his sexual orientation.

Last month, during a conference call to promote White Collar‘s series finale, Bomer — who earned Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his role in The Normal Heart — expressed his desire to “make the Montgomery Clift biopic happen.”

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14 Comments
  1. SUSO says:

    Perfect.

  2. scb says:

    Wasn’t this announced months ago? Besides that, I think he’s a great choice to play Clift.

    • rainey13 says:

      Plans for the film were announced a while ago – as the article said, it’s been long-gestating. But the producers were struggling to get financing lined up. The HBO announcement is new, and fantastic news!

  3. B says:

    Yes, great choice!

  4. christine says:

    I love Montgomery Clift and I am excited

  5. Joey Padron says:

    happy Matt getting more work. he’s a great actor.

  6. Yuka says:

    Ok. Who plays the Duke!

  7. TL says:

    and there’s his guaranteed EMMY/GOLDEN GLOBE/SAG Awards. NICE!!!!

  8. abz says:

    Congrats to him! I’m sure he’ll be great in it and get all the recognition he deserves for his wonderful talent. Ever since I first discovered him on White Collar almost four years ago I’ve been a fan and will continue to be a life-long fan and follow his hopefully long and successful career.

  9. Terez says:

    Casting made in heaven! Pay attention Emmy voters, you screwed up this year…this will be his Emmy.

  10. Mia says:

    Montgomery Clift was such a wonderful actor. I know HBO will do it justices. Matt did great work for The Normal Heart. I’m excited.

  11. Shar says:

    Who is playing Elizabeth?

  12. Gail says:

    I hope it is good but its a tricky proposition making a film about an actor whose films are still around. Has there been a successful drama about of an actor in films before ? Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland had successful TV dramas made but their original recordings of their singing was used in both cases.

  13. aquarius1271 says:

    This is perfect casting!