Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt has expressed his desire to star in the ultimate gay love story after the success of films such as Brokeback Mountain.

An insider told the Sun, “Brad has asked his people to find him a script to play a gay man. He wants it to be a story that appeals to both men and women and he wants it to be the edgiest work he’s done.”

The source added: “He has never shied away from taking on controversial films, and he has often chosen to do smaller, more challenging movies, rather than go for the big box office smash.”

Meanwhile, he is reportedly expecting a baby boy with lover Angelina Jolie.

The actor is thrilled at to be becoming a father for the first time – although he recently adopted the ‘Tomb Raider’ beauty’s two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara – and has been making sure the actress has everything she needs during her pregnancy.