John Waters confirmed Tab Hunter was a Republican up until the day he died exactly a year and three days ago, which was way past the point of no return, I will bring up Tab today on what would have been his 88th birthday because there was a little smidge of news this week on that movie they're supposedly making about his closeted relationship with fellow movie star Anthony Perkins. NewNowNext interviewed Tab's husband Allan Glaser this week because TCM is premiering the terrific doc Tab Hunter: Confidential, based off Tab's terrific autobiography, tonight, and they got a little update (thx Mac) on the fictional film that's being made:
"Doug Wright, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his Tony-winning play I Am My Own Wife, is writing the screenplay. In a recent interview with NewNowNext, Glaser gave an update on the project, noting that Wright knocked his screenplay “out of the park.”got a lot of suggestions for Tony (Andrew, Timothée, Ezra Miller) but not so many for Tab. So let's cast Tab! Give me your best suggestions in the comments...
“I’ve never seen the first draft of a script so well done,” Glaser explains. “Then again, Doug lived with Tab; he came out here about three months before Tab died and spent a couple of weeks with us just to absorb Tab’s sense of being, his dialogue, his thoughts.”
“When I read the script, he totally captured Tab. His voice, his mannerisms, his outlook on life—and he did for Tony Perkins, too! Right now, we’re out to directors on the project. I think it’s going to be terrific.”
“For Tony Perkins, I was thinking Andrew Garfield,” reveals Glaser, but he is stumped when it comes to who could portray Hunter. “Maybe we’ll find an unknown, much like Tab was cast in his first movie,” he adds. “He was an unknown, and that made him a star. So, you know, we’ll have our own Hollywood story to come out of it.”