Lee Daniels Says He’s Developing A Gay ‘Interracial Love Affair Action Movie’ Like ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’

Lee Daniels Says He's Developing A Gay 'Interracial Love Affair Action Movie' Like 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'

And I say why not?

In a new exclusive interview with Out Magazine, director Lee Daniels says that he’s developing what he calls an “interracial love affair action movie,” with an interracial gay couple.though he didn’t give any more details about
the premise for the film, although he did say to think of it as a “gay ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith,’ but the two good-looking guys as the action heroes.” 

Mr. and Mrs Smith being the Doug Liman-directed 2005 movie about a bored married couple surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie starred in it.

The twist in Daniels’ own movie?

We don’t find out they’re gay until the end of the movie,” he told Out Magazine.

In the interview, he said that he’s cast Alex Pettyfer (The Butler, Magic Mike, I Am Number Four) as one-half of the couple, and that he
would “have to find the right black guy opposite him.

And when asked where he would find the financing to make
such a risky project, Daniels responded that things have changed for him considerably, of late: “I don’t think I’m going to have
a problem now. I made a $100 million for The Butler. I’m in a rare group. So
this is something I feel good about.

O.K. I have to ask, who would you cast has the black co-lead?

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Anyone who may have had an interest in this doesn't have to see it now because Daniels' gave away the twist and the ending. … But I don't see it being produced anyway. As someone already stated what heterosexual good-looking black actors with any type of following — or even without — would attach themselves to this project? Additionally, it has very limited audience or box office potential or appeal. Even successful white producers who are gay (Sean Hayes, for example) know it's too soon to venture into territory that would be considered extremely risque and gay as opposed to funny, comedy, gay. There simply isn't enough of an audience to support such an extreme juxtaposition of that type of relationship on screen.

that dude

He told "the twist" in an interview designed to go wide. So everyone knows the surprise. Too bad. It was actually a cute idea. Whether I saw it or not.


Good luck finding straight black male actors comfortable with that…lol. I know n*ggas in dresses are a epidemic now, but damn…


Oh mercy, who WOULDN"T I CAST in the black lead? There's so many good looking black male actors! Based on Daniels' Paperboy film, David Oyelowo (sp?). JUST BECAUSE. On another note a gay interracial Mr. & Mrs. Smith seems as if it could go really well or not so well. How about a serious cop story with two partners and then the reveal of their "partnership" (that isn't so over the top) at the end. I will say this: USA's failed show "Common Law" (2012) starring Michael Ealy and the Warren Kole… they had a relationship (counseling) thing going on. I wonder if Daniels' caught an episode of it. :) And both fellows were/are quite the catch. *rowr*


Apparently Sergio…..


with his track record for over the top (base) sexuality in his films…i have no desire at all!


my question is ….who wants to see it?


I'm glad for Mr Lee's success as a gay/Black director who's able to even consider such a project. I'm not interested in seeing it though and can't imagine the usual audience for the genre will be either.


sounds interesting i just hope it dosent leave me going why god why.


Well it ain't much of a twist now, huh?


Lee's in a "rare group" all right– the group that (BLEEP)s their (BLEEP) while (BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP)ing.


I wish these gay people like Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry didn't have so much power to push their gay agenda. Wish we had more straight successful black film directors and writers. What is this world coming to? God have mercy

The black police

My vote is for Omari Hardwick but he's already played down-low and may be afraid of this adding to the rumor mill (though he is married – and to a white woman). Another strike against him is his age: he's in his 40s I believe and the white male lead prospect is only 23. So, yeah.

Maybe Jesse Williams of Greys Anatomy fame. Is he black enough?


Why couldn't it be two black men?! Well then, Laz Alonzo, Idris Elba, or Anthony Mackie.


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