HBO is developing a film based on the life of legendary film producer David O. Selznick reports The Los Angeles Times.
“The Messenger” director Oren Moverman is re-writing an early draft from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies and could potentially direct (though that’s not confirmed yet).
Ben Stiller is executive producing and has met several times with both the network and with Moverman to potentially star.
Based partly on Selznick’s own correspondence, the film will follow the ladies man who worked in the studio system at MGM, Paramount and RKO in the 20’s and 30’s on such films as “King Kong” and “Dinner at Eight”.
In 1935 he started his own company and was the creative force behind the epic “Gone with the Wind” along with “The Prisoner of Zenda,” “A Star is Born” and Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-winning first Hollywood film “Rebecca”. He also produced “The Third Man” and “Duel in the Sun”
Stuart Cornfeld, Paula Morgan and Selznick’s son Daniel will also produce.