Jared Leto sure is busy!
It was reported that the singer-turned-actor will be taking up the role of iconic American artist, Andy Warhol, in Emmy-winning writer Terrence Winter’s (from “The Wolf of Wall Street”) new biopic, titled “Warhol” (working title). The film is said to be based on Victor Bockris’ non-fiction novel, titled “Warhol: The Biography” (1989).
Michael De Luca (from “The Social Network”) will produce the film alongside the “Suicide Squad” actor and his production company, Paradox.
Just in case you didn’t know, Andy Warhol, who died in his sleep in 1987 due to illness, was a leading figure in the visual art movement aka pop art during the 1960s. He gained fame through his contrasting yet colourful paintings of iconic American objects such dollar bills, Campbell soup cans, and celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.
He has been portrayed many times onscreen by several actors including Crispin Glover, David Bowie, Jared Harris, Guy Pearce, and Bill Hader.
Yup, he was the father of all those “hipster” paintings hanging on the walls of many trendy cafes.
No director or a release date for “Warhol” have been confirmed yet, but we’ll be updating this post with more information as soon as we get ’em details.
In other news, Leto will also be starring in the sequel to Scott Ridley’s 1982 sci-fi classic, “Blade Runner”, along with Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, and the franchise’s original cast Harrison Ford.
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Sources: Coming Soon, Wikipedia.