Since White Collar ended, Matt Bomer hasn’t been hard up for work. He starred in the Magic Mike movies, snagged a regular gig on the latest season of American Horror Story and will next appear in the upcoming The Magnificent Seven film remake. He even won a Golden Globe statue for his work in The Normal Heart. Who says you can’t be an openly gay actor and successful?
Deadline reports Bomer has a new gig lined up. The media outlet reveals the 38-year-old actor will headline Amazon’s Tycoon. The potential new series is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon.
The “centers on Monroe Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s as he climbs to the height of power pitting him against his mentor and current head of the studio Pat Brady, a character based on Louis B. Mayer. With Stahr as a focal point, the series delves into the true violence, sex and towering ambition of Hollywood in the ’30s,” according to Deadline.
With his old school Hollywood looks, Bomer is perfect for this period piece. Hopefully, the pilot wins over Amazon execs. I’d love to check out the show.