Anne Rice has made no secret of the fact that if her new novel, The Wolf Gift, is turned into a film, she’d like Matt Bomer to star as the young San Francisco Observer reporter Reuben, who turns into a “Man Wolf” and is hunted while he searches for answers. As she reiterated on Good Morning America this morning (watch the interview below), she sees all her books as films as she’s writing them and always envisioned Bomer as her leading man. “I think he’s a charming, wonderful actor. I think he’s so good in White Collar, so funny and so fresh and so wonderfully handsome, and at the same time, sort of unassuming and charming,” she said.
A rep for Rice tells EW there’s no news of the book being optioned for a movie to share yet — “But soon I hope.” Are we all in favor of Bomer playing the werewolf? Here’s how Rice describes Reuben on the first page, to help you decide:
• “Reuben was a tall man, well over six feet, with brown curly hair and deep-set blue eyes. ‘Sunshine Boy’ was his nickname and he hated it; so he tended to repress what the world called an irresistible smile. But he was a little too happy right now to put on his studious expression, and try to look older than his twenty-three years.”
• “He’d driven north in his usual ‘uniform’ of worsted-wool blue blazer over a thin cashmere sweater, and gray slacks. But at least he had a scarf for his neck… “
Also: He has sex by the end of Chapter 1.