Actor Matt Bomer is set to realise his dream of playing screen icon Montgomery Clift in a new movie biopic, according to U.S. reports.

Monty Clift will tell the story of the love affair between Clift and his A Place In The Sun co-star Elizabeth Taylor.

Last year (12), the Magic Mike star opened up about his desire to play the Hollywood icon, who was considered a direct competitor of Marlon Brando, before his career was derailed following a major car accident that left his face scarred.

The film will reportedly begin shooting next year (14) and will be directed by Larry Moss.