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There are some pretty great life stories out there, but Hugh Hefner has to be one of the better ones. So we’re understandably excited to hear that someone’s finally thinking about the movie version.

In an interview with Comingsoon.net, Hef gives some details on the project including attached director (Brett Ratner) and hopeful star (Robert Downey Jr.). Although Hef claims *Iron Man* has nothing to do with it, it’s hard to ignore Downey’s recent take on Tony Starks as a techier version of the Playboy magnate. As for Ratner, we assume he’ll go easy on the car chases.

From the early years copywriting for *Esquire* to his 1989 marriage (to, not coincidentally, that year’s playmate of the year), there are more than a couple scenes of Hef’s life we’d like to see on film. Of course, there’s also the magazine, but other than the obligatory playmate montage, we aren’t quite sure how you’d commit it to celluloid.

With any luck, it’ll get by on style.

—R.B.

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