Still reveling in the success of “The Butler,” Director Lee Daniels is now looking to make a new movie featuring gay superheroes.

He’s tapped Magic Mike actor Alex Pettyfer to star as one-half of a gay interracial action hero couple.

From Out:

 According to Daniels, think of it as a gay “Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but the two good-looking guys as the action heroes.” The twist? “We don’t find out they’re gay until the end of the movie,” he explains. He went on to reveal that, “Alex Pettyfer is in it, [but] I have to find the right black guy opposite him. 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.”

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FOX recently picked up Daniels’ series “Hip-Hop Drama” which he produces with Danny Strong. The series is described as a “unique family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire.”

So far, the closest thing to a gay superhero is The Green Lantern, and that’s only in the comic book series.


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