Universal Pictures is reportedly in talks with Richard LaGravenese (“The Fisher King”) to pen the screenplay for the Rock Hudson biopic “All That Heaven Allows”.
The studio picked up the film rights to Mark Griffin’s memoir last year, the tome deals with the iconic leading man and closeted gay star of many romantic comedies for Universal in the 1950s and 1960s.
His death via AIDS-related complications in 1985 lead to some of the earliest public discussions about the AIDS crisis and gay actors being forced to hide their sexuality.
Prolific producer Greg Berlanti (“Love, Simon”) is attached to direct and will produce alongside Sarah Schechter and Sherry Marsh. LaGravenese recently wrote the film “Blood on the Tracks,” inspired by 1975 Bob Dylan album, for Luca Guadagnino who is developing it.