British actor Hugh Grant is reportedly in talks to portray Hollywood playboy Peter Lawford in a new biopic.

The FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL star is the front runner to play the actor and member of Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack in the new film, according to the Sky News website.

The film will cover Lawford's friendship and alleged romance with MARILYN MONROE - the British actor was the last person to speak to the tragic screen icon before her death.