June 7, 2018 at 2:13 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins’ secret affair heads to the big screen
Tab Hunter, gay news, Washington Blade

Out actor Tab Hunter in his hunky ‘50s heyday. (Photo courtesy the Film Collaborative)

J.J. Abrams and Zachary Quinto are teaming up to bring the story of Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins’ secret love affair to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter. 

The film, titled “Tab & Tony,” will be based on Hunter’s memoir “Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star,” which chronicles his struggle with his sexual orientation in 1950s Hollywood and his relationship with Perkins.

Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions will produce the film along with Quinto, publicist Neil Koenigsberg and Hunter’s long-term partner Allan Glaser. Doug Wright will pen the script.

A search for the film’s director and two actors to play the iconic stars is underway.

Perkins, known for his classic role as Norman Bates in “Psycho,” died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1992. Hunter turns 87 this year.

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