EXCLUSIVE: Griffin Dunne has come aboard the Netflix biopic Gore opposite Kevin Spacey, who is playing the title character Gore Vidal. The Last Station helmer Michael Hoffman is directing Gore, which is filming in Italy.
Vidal spent large periods of time in Rome in the early 1960s and later between the Italian capital and a grand villa called La Rondinaia in the Amalfi Coast village of Ravello, where he hosted an array famous faces including Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger and Paul Newman. Dunne will play Leonard Bernstein, the Tony-winning composer known for his work on musicals such as West Side Story, Peter Pan and Wonderful Town.
Andy Paterson is producing the project.
Dunne recently directed and produced the upcoming Netflix documentary Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, which will debut at the New York Film Festival in October. He stars on the Amazon series I Love Dick and appears in the Netflix film War Machine.
Dunne is repped by UTA and Industry Entertainment.