Timed with the release of the documentary feature “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood,” Fox Searchlight has announced it is teaming with that film’s producers Matt Tyrnauer and partner Corey Reeser for a narrative feature remake. No director or writer are yet attached.
The doco and film would follow the younger days of ex-Marine Scotty Bowers, the tousle-haired author of the scandalous 2012 memoir “Full Service” in which he used Hollywood gas station to help enable many of the Golden Age of Hollywood’s biggest closeted gay and bisexual stars to hookup. His client list included Cary Grant, Charles Laughton and Randolph Scott along with famed writers like Tennessee Williams and Gore Vidal, and more controversially Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.
Bowers, now well into his nineties, wrote his Hollywood tell-all after the marquee names were all dead. Tyrnauer and Reeser are behind such acclaimed documentaries as “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” and “Studio 54”.