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“The Normal Heart” star Matt Bomer will headline a new project for HBO Films, playing Montgomery Clift in a biopic centered around the acclaimed actor’s tumultuous life.

“Monty Clift” will be exec produced by Tony Lipp and Alix Madigan of Anonymous Content, along with Michael Din of Pier 3 Pictures and Larry Moss. A director has yet to be announced. “Love Is Strange” scribes Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias have been brought on to rework Christopher Lovick’s script.

Bomer received a Critics Choice award and an Emmy nomination for his supporting role in “The Normal Heart.” He’s also nominated for a People’s Choice Award and a Golden Globe for his poignant portrayal of Felix Turner in the Ryan Murphy drama.