EXCLUSIVE: Universal Images has set Richard LaGravanese to adapt the Mark Griffin book All That Heaven Permits: A Biography of Rock Hudson. Greg Berlanti will direct and generate alongside Sarah Schechter for Berlanti Film Corp. and Sherry Marsh for Marsh Productions & Entertainment, Inc.
The film offers with the matinee idol of Universal romantic comedies and Oscar-nominated actor of Giant and how the ruggedly handsome star was forced to masquerade as a heterosexual sex symbol, the complete time closeted and fearful of getting exposed for a gay life style that would have ended his illustrious film and Television profession. Hudson was diagnosed with HIV in 1984, and nevertheless denied rumors he had AIDS. He died in October 1985 of AIDS-connected complications at 59.
LaGravanese not too long ago scripted for Luca Guadagnino and RT Capabilities Blood on the Tracks, inspired by the popular Bob Dylan album. His credits consist of Unbroken and Attractive Creatures.
Berlanti most not too long ago directed the sleeper hit film Enjoy Simon, and he created a precedent sized WBTV deal on the heels of setting a new record for a producer with 15 reside-action scripted series on the air.
LaGravenese is represented by CAA and Schreck, Rose Berlanti and Schechter are WME and Felker Toczek.