The work on the new biopic about Montgomery Clift is now worked on. It is unknown whether Bomer will play the main role or not, but the actor feels closely connected with him. ‘Even as a young kid – before obviously I knew anything about him, or even myself – I saw him on screen and I thought, “Oh wow he actually looks a lot like my brother.”‘ says Matt.
‘It’s a hard story to tell, which is why we haven’t had his biopic yet,’ Bomer explains. ‘But it’s going great. It’s in development. We’re just not going to make that movie unless it’s the right movie and it’s told right and done right.’
Clift died at the age of 45 and he had spent the whole life hiding from the public that he was gay. ‘He had to deal with so many things that we don’t have to deal with as much these days. So I thought it was an important story for people to remember,’ Bomer says.