JARED LETO TO PLAY ANDY WARHOL
THE MULTI-TALENTED ACTOR GOES POP
Super sexy actor, singer-songwriter and director Jared Leto will play Andy Warhol in a new biopic called Warhol on the famous and controversial pop art artist.
The Oscar-winning American actor and front man for the band 30 Seconds to Mars, Leto is also the producer of the film while the screenplay is written by Terrence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street and Get Rich or Die Tryin’) based on the book Warhol: The Biography written by Victor Bockris in 1989 of which Leto acquired the rights.
The movie explores Warhol’s trailblazing, subversive, frail, openly gay and eccentric personality, a man who shot to fame in the 1960s with his unique take on American lifestyle and its consumerism represented by soup cans, Coca Cola bottles and Marilyn Monroe. Warhol was also a key presence on the New York club scene.
Part rockstar, part A-list movie star, Leto is a man with an uncommon multi-pronged talent and versatility. Most recently, he plays the role of the murderous Joker in blockbuster film Suicide Squad; fronts the new 2016 imagery of Italian eyewear brand Carrera as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations; is the face of the new scent Hugo Just Different by Hugo Boss; reveals his steamy sex appeal in Gucci’s master brand Gucci Guilty fragrance ads with models Julia Hafstrom and Vera Van Erp, shot by Glen Luchford in a baroque Venetian palazzo.
Thirty Seconds to Mars will also release its fifth studio album next year.