Jared Leto Signs On To Play Andy Warhol In WARHOL
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jared Leto has signed on to play Andy Warhol in Warhol, a biopic to be written by Terence Winter (The Wolf Of Wall Street), based in part on the 1989 biography of the same name by Victor Bockris.
Leto, the universally-celebrated prankster who spent months terrorizing his Suicide Squad co-stars in preparation for the three minutes' worth of screentime they shared together in that film, will co-produce Warhol with Winter and Michael De Luca. There's no telling what sort of delightful hijinks Leto might subject these men to throughout the production of Warhol, but the smart money says Campbell's soup and cocaine will probably be involved.
On the upside: Andy Warhol - a provocateur of the first order who took both the art world and the NYC club scene by storm throughout the 1960s - is a legitimately fascinating figure, and the idea of Terence Winter writing his biopic is, admittedly, an intriguing one. I am optimistic about this film's chances of being good, but I am also straight-up dreading the method-act circus I suspect Leto will bring to the table.
Stay tuned for updates on Warhol as they become available.