Pettyfer to play gay action hero…

Writer/director Lee Daniels (‘The Paperboy,’ ‘Precious’) has revealed that he developing an untitled action movie centred on an interracial gay couple.

Talking to, Daniels described the actioner as a gay “‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith,’ but [with] the two good-looking guys as the action heroes.”

The openly gay filmmaker also revealed that he has cast ‘Magic Mike’ star Alex Pettyfer as one of the leads, adding that is now looking to lock in his second male lead.

Daniels’ latest directorial effort, the historical drama ‘The Butler’ starring Forest Whitaker, hits Irish cinemas next month.