For decades, the gay love affair between heartthrobs Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins was one of Hollywood’s best and simultaneously worst kept secrets.
Their romance was officially confirmed by Hunter in his 2005 bestselling memoir, Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star.
Now, it’s being made into a movie.
Tab & Tony is being produced by Zachary Quinto and J.J. Abrams. Doug Wright, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his Tony-winning play I Am My Own Wife, has been tapped to pen the screenplay.
Allan Glaser, Hunter’s longterm partner and producer of the 2015 documentary Tab Hunter Confidential, will also help produce the biopic.
The movie was only just announced and Twitter is already making casting suggestions:
Thinking about this Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins movie, all I can see is Billy Magnussen and Andrew Garfield pic.twitter.com/Iars4z4bgc
— Erik Anderson (@awards_watch) June 7, 2018
Perkins, who is best remembered for his role in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, died from AIDS-related pneumonia in 1992.
Hunter, who turns 87 next month, is known for his films Damn Yankees! and Battle Cry and for making a late career comeback in the ’80s with John Waters’ Polyester.
A release date for Tab & Tony has not yet been announced.