David Dobkin in talks to direct Hugh Hefner biopic

London: `Wedding Crashers` filmmaker David Dobkin is in talks to take charge of a movie biopic based on the life of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Movie studio executives at Warner Bros have been developing the currently-untitled project since 2009 and have now asked Dobkin to direct, according to Variety.

The lead role has yet to be cast, but if Hefner has his way, `Iron Man` star Robert Downey Jr will take on the part.

The `Queen` scribe Peter Morgan is writing the script and Jerry Weintraub is producing.