This Article is From Oct 12, 2013

Alex Pettyfer to play gay hero in Lee Daniels' action movie

Alex Pettyfer to play gay hero in Lee Daniels' action movie

Alex Pettyfer in a still from The Butler.

Highlights

  • Actor Alex Pettyfer will reunite with filmmaker Lee Daniels in his next film, an interracial action movie.
  • The director revealed that he's developing an "interracial love affair action movie" revolving around a gay couple with the Magic Mike star attached to play one of the male leads.
  • Daniels describes the untitled project a gay Mr and Mrs Smith, but with the two good-looking guys as the action heroes.
  • The filmmaker is happy to have scored Pettyfer for the movie. "He's so hot, isn't he? So hot. And so aware of his hotness in a way that's so...I love him to death."
  • The Oscar-nominated helmer says the film is in early development and he is still searching for an African-American actor to star opposite Pettyfer.
  • Pettyfer played a supporting role in the historical fiction drama Lee Daniels' The Butler, playing the role of a hot-tempered farm owner Thomas Westfall who is shot to death after raping the wife of his sharecropping tenant.
Los Angeles: Actor Alex Pettyfer will reunite with filmmaker Lee Daniels in his next film, an interracial action movie.

The director revealed that he's developing an "interracial love affair action movie" revolving around a gay couple with the Magic Mike star attached to play one of the male leads.

Daniels describes the untitled project a gay Mr and Mrs Smith, but with the two good-looking guys as the action heroes.

The filmmaker is happy to have scored Pettyfer for the movie. "He's so hot, isn't he? So hot. And so aware of his hotness in a way that's so...I love him to death."

The Oscar-nominated helmer says the film is in early development and he is still searching for an African-American actor to star opposite Pettyfer.

Pettyfer played a supporting role in the historical fiction drama Lee Daniels' The Butler, playing the role of a hot-tempered farm owner Thomas Westfall who is shot to death after raping the wife of his sharecropping tenant.