Hollywood heartthrob Jared Leto set the hearts racing over the weekend when he confirmed of playing the revered artist Andy Warhol in his upcoming biopic. The actor broke the news of his official Instagram handle with a series of pictures of the legendary artist.
Jared Leto captioned the images saying, “Yes it’s true I will be playing Andy Warhol in an upcoming film. And so grateful and excited about the opportunity. Happy belated birthday Andy. We miss you and your genius.”
Well, for those of you who have joined in late, the film was originally announced way back in 2016 with Leto in the lead. The film was meant to be an official adaptation of Victor Bockris’ 1989 novel Warhol: The Biography.
While netizens are certainly all geared up with Jared Leto’s news, the man himself did not reveal any juicy details about the project. Meanwhile here are some reaction by netizens on the announcement of the project.
Jared Leto Confirms He’s Playing Andy Warhol in New Movie: ‘So Grateful and Excited’ https://t.co/Y64XrFJlwF
— People (@people) August 8, 2020
Jared Leto as Andy Warhol; a thread 🖤 pic.twitter.com/2Wf0Wt3oAw
— Jared Leto Zone 🌎 (@jaredletozone) August 7, 2020
For those of you unaware, Andy Warhol was an artist and filmmaker, who was a prominent figure in the counterculture movement of the 1960s. The man is most famous for popularizing pop art. His most famous pieces include the Campbell’s Soup Cans and The Marilyn Diptych, which depicts Marilyn Monroe in technicolor panels. He died in 1987 at the age of 58.
Meanwhile, Jared Leto will next be seen in Moribus’ in which the actor will be playing the ‘Living Vampire.’ While we are excited to see the Suicide Squad actor step into the shoes of Andy Warhol, do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.