April 10, 2017 | Posted in straight by
Amazon has released "American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story" for its Prime members. It is a 13-part documentary series and had a whole lot of access to Hugh Hefner himself, using over 17,000 hours of archival footage and enjoying Hefner’s collection of more than 2,600 scrapbooks that Hugh made himself. This is the very first time that any filmmaker has had access to those scrapbooks which seem to be an important piece in the puzzle of telling the story of the 91-year-old magazine/empire creator.
“It has been a long road in finding the right partners to tell the full story of Playboy as it has unfolded over these past 63 years, and I believe we have found them in the collaborative team of Stephen David Entertainment and Amazon,” Hefner said in a press statement about the series.
Variety is reporting that director Brett Ratner is relaunching development on his own biopic of Hefner, which he and his production company RatPac Entertainment optioned rights to over ten years ago. RatPac has made movies in the past like "War Dogs", "Suicide Squad", and "The Conjuring 2". Oughta be interesting...