“Star Trek” comrades J.J Abrams and Zachary Quinto are teaming to produce a movie based on the secret love affair between actors Anthony Perkins and Tab Hunter, according to Variety.
“Tab & Tony,” which is in early development without actors or a director attached, will be penned by playwright Doug Wright, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “I am My Own Wife”.
According to the trade, the movie is based on Hunter’s account of his struggle to come to terms with being gay in the 1950s. Hunter wrote the 2005 book “Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star,” which became a New York Times bestseller and detailed his rise to Hollywood heartthrob status in the 1950s while he was being marketed as the ideal man, as well as his issues with revealing his sexuality over the course of his career.
Perkins, who died of AIDS-related causes in 1992, is best known for playing Alfred Hitchcock in the “Psycho” films, while Hunter, 86, is known for films such as “Battle Cry”, “Damn Yankees,” and “Grease 2”.