Jared Leto is ditching his vile Joker ways to slip in to silk pajamas and provides life to the late Hugh Hefner in an upcoming biopic. Days after the passing of the Playboy magazine founder, it was exposed in that a biopic concerning the well-known businessman is within the works & Leto has-been tapped to portray Hefner.
The upcoming biopic, which continues to be untitled, goes to be helmed by Brett Ratner of RatPac Entertainment. Ratner is understood for guiding a assortment of movies together with â€œX-Men: The- Last Stand,â€� â€œHerculesâ€� & the â€œRush Hourâ€� films. When Ratner spoke with The- Hollywood Reporter this Tues., he exposed the rationale why Leto was chosen to portray the late famend playboy.
â€œJared is an old acceptable friend. When he heard I got the rights to Hefâ€™s story, he told me, â€˜I would like to play him. I would like to know him.â€™ & I really consider Jared can do it,â€� Ratner stated. â€œHeâ€™s one of many amazing actors of today.â€�
Ratnerâ€™s assurance in Leto shouldnâ€™t come as a surprise, contemplating in that the 45-year-old actor is understood for giving it his all in each role he takes. He snagged the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2014 when he portrayed an HIV-positive transgender lady in â€œDallas Consumers Club.â€� Furthermore, Leto is now extensively known for his own take on the DC Comicsâ€™ supervillain Joker for the â€œSuicide Squadâ€� movies.
Ratner additionally exposed in that he previously invited Leto to the Playboy Mansion for the premiere showing of â€œAmazonâ€™s American Playboy: The- Hugh Hefner Storyâ€� back in Apr.. At the time, the director-producer desired to introduce the singer-songwriter to the 91-year-old mogul, still the latter was very ailing & he wasnâ€™t allowed to satisfy guests.
The upcoming Hugh Hefner biopic has-been within the works for a while now. Ratner was selected to direct it method back in 2007 when the project was nonetheless arrange at Universal Photos & Imagine Entertainment. Producer Jerry Weintraub eventually bought the rights to the project for Warner Bros., still Hefner obtained them for his own company when Weintraub passed away in 2015. Actor Robert Downer Jr. was previously the one who was hooked up to play the late playboy master.
The biopic is the newest addition to Letoâ€™s new projects. The- actor-singer is presently making new music with Thirty Seconds to Mars. Heâ€™s new movie â€œBlade Runner 2049â€� is agreed to be scheduled to hit cinemas on Oct. 6, in accordance to Us Weekly. Leto has additionally been tapped for the â€œSuicide Squadâ€� sequel continuation & the Harley Quinn spin off, entitled â€œGotham City Sirens.â€�
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