Michael Hoffman, who directed 2009’s The Last Station starring Helen Mirren and James McAvoy, will direct the 1980s-set film with UK producer Andy Paterson (The Railway Man, Girl With A Pearl Earring) producing. The film is shooting in Italy.
Vidal had a love affair with Italy, spending large periods of time in Rome in the early 1960s and later between the Italian capital city and a grand villa called La Rondinaia in the Amalfi Coast village of Ravello. There, he entertained a huge network of famous faces including Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Greta Garbo and Paul Newman, to name a few.
Vidal died in 2012 in Hollywood Hills.
Netflix was not available for comment. Sister publication Variety first broke the news.