Lee Daniels has his eyes set on action movies. But not just any type of action movie. In a recent interview with Out Magazine, Daniels said that his next film will feature an interracial gay action hero played by Alex Pettyfer, recently known for his role in Magic Mike. Daniels described the movie as “a gay ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith,”, but he sort of spoils the movie by saying no one will realize the couple is gay until the end of the movie.
The filmmaker added that he’s still searching for a handsome African-American actor to play opposite the Magic Mike star. But he’s absolutely psyched to have Pettyfer aboard. “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,” he said.
Daniels also doesn’t think he’s going to have a problem convincing the Hollywood bigwigs to back his project. “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.” Oh and the gay action heroes are interracial, to boot! “I have to find the right black guy opposite him,” Daniels told the magazine.
So will this turn out to be a remake of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, or a nod to SNL’s Ambiguously Gay Duo? One can never tell with Butler, especially since he’s had his fair share of misses. Have you seen the The Paperboy?
[via Out Magazine]