According to Deadline, Searchlight Pictures will have Seth Rogen (‘Preacher’) and Evan Goldberg (‘Sausage Party’) to write the script for a new project titled ‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’, a film that will be based on the biographical documentary by Matt Tyrnauer and that will be directed by Luca Guadagnino (‘Call Me by Your Name’).
The film will focus on Scotty Bowers, a WWII veteran marine fighter who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima and became a legendary bisexual swindler. Bowers has been dating gay Hollywood movie stars since the decade of 1940 until the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.
The documentary is in turn based on Bowers’ book, ‘Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars’, in clear reference to the service the guy ran in the shadow of Hollywood studios. Despite the hidden nature of his business, Bowers was respected because he created a safe environment for gay members of the entertainment world community to secretly date. Otherwise, it could have been a much more dangerous and sometimes even deadly search.
Tyrnauer and his partner in Altimeter Films, Corey Reeser will produce the film together with Point Gray Pictures. For his part, Richard Ruiz of Searchlight supervise the project for the studio.