Seth Rogen and his writing/producing partner Evan Goldberg are set to team up with ‘Call Me By Your Name’ filmmaker Luca Guadagnino to tell the story of a marine who turned to hustler Scotty Bowers.
Based on Matt Tyrnauer’s documentary ‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’, the story is set to follow WW2 Marine combat veteran Scotty Bowers. Having fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima, Bowers then became a legendary bisexual male hustler and date-arranger for gay Hollywood stars from the 1940s through until the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.
The documentary is based on Bowers’ book ‘Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars’, a dishy tell-all that was so titled because Bowers arranged these liaisons from a gas station he ran in the shadow of the Hollywood studios. Despite the prurient nature of his business, Bowers was beloved because he created a safe environment for gay members of the showbiz community to hook up in secret in what otherwise would have been a much more dangerous and possibly deadly pursuit.
Guadagnino will direct the film which will be written by Rogen and Goldberg. Tyrnauer and Corey Reeser will produce.
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Rogen will next be seen starring ‘An American Pickle’, playing an immigrant who is perfectly preserved for 100 years after being accidentally encased in a pickle jar and waking up in current-day Brooklyn.
Guadagnino upcoming projects include the ‘Scarface’ remake and ‘The Lord of the Flies’. His documentary ‘Salvatore, Shoemaker of Dreams’ will premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival in an out-of-competition slot.