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The Problem with a Hugh Hefner Biopic: Not Enough Conflict

Cleverly titled “The Playboy Interview,” this week’s Hollywood Reporter magazine cover story is a conversation with the one and only Hugh Hefner, still going semi-strong at age 85.

There’s not much new to be written about Hef at this point, especially in the wake of Brigitte Berman‘s solid 2009 documentary. However, reporter Stephen Galloway does share what FishbowlLA thought was a very interesting tidbit about that long-rumored Hollywood biopic of the Holmby Hills icon:

Brian Grazer still wants to make a biopic, but says the main problem has been locating “a central conflict in a charmed life. He’s one of the most influential people [in our society], but finding that conflict is hard.”

Isn’t that a nice problem for someone’s life to reflect. Maybe the answer lies in changing the movie’s genre altogether. For example, a zombie pic set at the Mansion with frothing Playmates and a cameo by Scott Baio could slay at the box office with those critical male demos. No?

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Hugh Hefner to Receive LA Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award

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