September 19th, 2013
12:10 PM ET
Matt Bomer is going from "White Collar" to Hollywood icon.
The 35-year-old actor is lined up to portray old-school film star Montgomery Clift in an upcoming biopic, Deadline reports.
Bomer's reps confirmed the casting news to "Entertainment Tonight."
The film, called "Monty Clift," will be written by Chris Lovick and directed by Larry Moss. The portrait is expected to capture Clift, whose career includes classics like "Red River" and "From Here to Eternity," at a young age when he was working on 1951's "A Place in the Sun."
The script will reportedly focus on Clift's romantic feelings for Elizabeth Taylor following that film.
Although Bomer's film career isn't quite as long as his TV resume, he's still a popular casting choice with fans. The "White Collar" actor was the top choice to take on the character of Christian Grey in the upcoming adaptation of "Fifty Shades," but he's said that he's content with the role going to "Sons of Anarchy" actor Charlie Hunnam instead.
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