Will actor Alex Pettyfer make Hollywood history as the first gay action hero? He has been signed by Lee Daniels, the director of "The Butler" to star in the role and his co-star is going to be an African-American actor that Lee Daniels is still on the search for. The fact that Alex Pettyfer was the man selected for this role by Lee Daniels speaks volumes about his reputation as an actor within the Hollywood film community. Lee Daniels is renowned for pushing the envelope in his movies and he works with the best acting talent who he requires to have exceptional dramatic range to convey the range of emotions he is going to pull out of his actors.
Alex Pettyfer is a young English actor/model and in the course of his career he has ascended to such an exceptional position within the actors of Hollywood that Lee Daniels seems to have made this talented actor his 'muse' and in the course of such a choice put him at the center of potentially being one of the landmark figures in Hollywood cinematic history. Never before has there been a gay action hero let alone one who has an interracial relationship and Lee Daniels, a director who made 100 million dollars in his last film might be one of the few directors who has the clout to bring this film to movie screens.
The rumour mill has been quiet about whether Alex Pettyfer will actually be able to play this role as it is dependent on Lee Daniels getting the film financed but Alex Pettyfer by his selection for the role as leading man in this movie has become recognized as an actor of exceptional ability.
Alex Pettyfer is also rumoured to be part of the cast of JJ Abrams upcoming film "Star Wars: Episode VII.