Jeff Labrecque
February 26, 2009 AT 04:30 PM EST

Eliza Dushku, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fox’s new Dollhouse, will produce a film based on the life of 1970s photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, whose daring and controversial celebrity portraits made him famous, before dying at age 42 from complications related to AIDS.

Variety reports that Dushku has recruited indie documentarian Ondi Timoner (DiG!) to direct the film, which is currently titled The Perfect Moment, but did not mention who might star as the acclaimed shutterbug.  Dushku told E! last month at Sundance that she imagined her older brother Nate in the lead role. “Nate physically has an uncanny resemblance to Robert,” Dushku said. “Some pictures are really eerie.”

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