Jared Leto to play Andy Warhol

Cinema’s latest The Joker is taking on the life of Andy Warhol for his next project…

Fresh of his surprisingly limited screentime playing The Joker in this summer’s Suicide Squad, Jared Leto is getting right back into the soup, Campbell’s Soup that is. Leto, who won an Oscar for 2013’s Dallas Buyers Club, has signed on to play Andy Warhol in a new film called Warhol.

The film will be based on author Victor Bockris’s 1989 book Warhol: The Biography. The screenplay will be written by The Wolf Of Wall Street screenwriter and Boardwalk Empire and Vinyl creator Terence Winter.

Leto will co-produce Warhol with Winter and Michael De Luca, who produced Oscar-winning and -nominated films like The Social Network and Captain Phillips.

Andy Warhol was, of course, an art provocateur. He took New York City’s art world and club scene by storm throughout the 1960s. Warhol’s images elevated American consumerism to artistic heights. He made art out of Campbell’s soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, and print-screened copies of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. His studio, The Factory, hosted celebrities, intellectuals, Bohemians and members of high and low society. He also made some classic films, like Andy Warhol’s Bad, as well as takes on Dracula and Frankenstein.

There’s no word yet as to when Warhol will land in cinemas. As we find out more, we’ll let you now…



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