Rock Hudson, was an American actor and Hollywood Golden Age heartthrob. Who was most famous his roles in such films as Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows, Giant and Pillow Talk. Now he is getting the big-screen biopic treatment.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Love, Simon director Greg Berlanti is set to helm the film, which is set to be based off of All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson by Mark Griffin, which was recently optioned by Universal Pictures.

Berlanti will also produce along with his Berlanti Productions president Sarah Schechter. Sherry Marsh (Vikings) of Marsh Productions and Entertainment will also produce. The studio is currently looking for writers.

Despite being in the Hollywood spotlight, Hudson was discreet about his privacy throughout his life and it was a known fact that he was gay, Hudson’s sexual orientation rose to international conversation following his death from AIDS-related complications in 1985, becoming the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness.

 

Source: THR

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