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Things We Saw Today: Greg Berlanti Is Making a Rock Hudson Biopic

Plus Patrick Stewart, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more!

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Producer Greg Berlanti is taking a break from the Arrowverse to direct an upcoming biopic about Hollywood star Rock Hudson. The film will be an adaptation of the upcoming Mark Griffin book All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson, which follows Hudson’s rise to fame as a matinee idol in the 1950s while staying closeted as a gay man.

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Hudson later contracted HIV and died of the disease, and while he never came out, his death put a face on the growing AIDS crisis of the 1980’s. Berlanti, who is out himself, directed this year’s gay teen romcom Love, Simon, which had the distinction of being the first studio film centered on a gay teen. No one has been cast yet as Hudson, but I would put my money on one of the men of the Arrowverse to potentially secure the role.

(via Deadline, image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.