New York, Oct 22 : Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman is said to be keen to play Maynard Nottage, a Hollywood publicist from the Roaring '20s.
Nottage was a publicist, who toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and liked booze and babes.
The Oscar winning actor wants to portray Nottage, who died an outcast from the Hollywood studios in 1965.
Nottage had been largely forgotten until his granddaughter gave his collected papers to Mark Borkowski, who wrote "The Fame Formula."
Director Tony Kaye is reportedly interested in adapting "The Fame Formula"s a vehicle for Hoff man.