MOVIE FAB: Lee Daniels Planning A "Love Affair" Action Film Starring An Interracial Gay Couple
Now that he's made $100 million with The Butler, Lee Daniels is setting he sights on making an action film like none other! Get the deets on his upcoming project and the shocking revelation movie goers won't find out until the end (warning: SPOILER ALERT) inside...
Director Lee Daniels, who'll be honored with Outfest's Visionary Award for his contribution to LGBT arts and media visibility on Nov. 21, recently told OUT about his plans to make a “interracial love affair action movie” starring a gay couple.
He told the magazine that his next film will feature a gay action hero, played by Alex Pettyfer (who starred in The Butler). Described as "a gay 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith", he joked that "we don't find out they're gay until the end of the movie."
Though he has one-half of the casting done, he's still on the quest for a hot black guy.
“Alex Pettyfer is in it, [but] I have to find the right black guy opposite him. 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.”
Does Lee think he'll have a hard time getting this film made? Not really. He said, “I don’t think I’m going to have a problem now. I made a $100 million for The Butler. I’m in a rare group. So this is something I feel good about."
Lee will take a few moments away from the new action film to accept this year's Visionary Award at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. He told THR,
"I am extremely flattered and humbled to be receiving this year's Visionary Award. Outfest is an extraordinary organization, and I cannot stress enough the importance of its mission. In both my professional and personal life, I constantly strive to represent and provide a voice for the LGBT community, and I am so honored that the Legacy Awards have selected me as this year's recipient."
Congrats to Lee. Ummmm....any casting suggestions?
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