Diablo Cody's new project: The Hugh Hefner story?


Sure, screenwriter Diablo Cody's latest film, Jennifer's Body, has barely hit theaters, but with reviews that are decidedly, uh, mixed, it may not be too soon to think about Cody's next projects. The latest word (via Cinematical) is that Cody was set to meet with Hugh Hefner to discuss working on a long-delayed film about the Playboy founder's life story.

That word comes from Hef himself, who Tweeted that he was "meeting with Diablo Cody to talk about the Brian Grazer Playboy film today." That film has been in the works for at least a couple years, and one script has already been written, leading to speculation that Cody's involvement could mean they're either starting from scratch or heavily punching up the original.

Cody and Hef could be a match made in heaven, but if the former City Pages editor does get involved, we're begging her: Please end the story in the pre-Viagra era.