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Jared Leto to Star In, Co-Produce Andy Warhol Biopic

Terence Winter is writing the screenplay.

Jared Leto, ‘Suicide Squad’ film premiere, New York

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Jared Leto isn’t the most prolific of actors, but his roles have become increasingly high-profile since he won an Oscar for his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club.” After playing the Joker in “Suicide Squad” and lining up a part in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel, Leto has found his next part: Andy Warhol.

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Leto will star in and co-produce a biopic about the pop artist, with a screenplay by Terence Winter (“The Sopranos,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”). Michael De Luca is also onboard as a producer of the project, which will be based in part on Victor Bockris’ “Warhol: The Biography.” De Luca’s previous work includes several other biopics focusing on well-known figures from very recent history: “The Social Network,” “Moneyball,” “Captain Phillips.”

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project isn’t intended to be “a low-budget indie with Warhol but rather a strong mainstream project with prestige credentials.” No production date or other casting news have been announced.

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