Director Lee Daniels is always striving to break boundaries and his latest film in development is no different.
Lee, who helmed Precious and The Butler, is currently developing an “interracial love affair action movie” to star Magic Mike’s Alex Pettyfer he told Out magazine.
“Alex Pettyfer is in it,” he revealed, before swooning about his involvement. “He’s so hot, isn’t he? So hot. And so aware of his hotness in a way that’s so…I love him to death.”
The two previously worked together in this year’s The Butler, but if Lee’s project gets the green light, they’ll be working with one another again in a project similar to Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Mr. and Mr. Smith?).
His focus now is just finding “the right black guy” (Omari Hardwick? Shemar Moore?) to star opposite Alex. Obtaining funding is a whole other challenge. Lee is up for it though and feels confident he can get the picture made.
“I don’t think I’m going to have a problem [with funding] now,” Lee said. “I made a $100 million for The Butler. I’m in a rare group. So this is something I feel good about.”