The Hollywood Reporter reports that Jared Leto will play pop art ideologue Andy Warhol in the Warhol biopic, which he himself co-produces with Michael de Luca (including The Social Network and Captain Phillips). Based on a 1989 book by American journalist Victor Bockris, the screenplay will be written by Terrence Winter, writer for The Wolf of Wall Street and The Sopranos. Nothing more is known about the project team.
Leto has already played both eccentric characters (albeit Warhol is far from the insane Joker), and LGBT people - the actor received a Golden Globe for his role as a transgender woman in the film Dallas Buyers Club. Warhol's life has already been covered in one way or another by many films: in 1996 I Shot Andy Warhol with Jared Harris and Basquiat with David Bowie as the artist came out, in 1998 - Studio 54, in which Warhol played again Harris. In 2006, Guy Pearce played in the film I Seduced Andy Warhol about the artist's muse Edie Sedgwick.
Warhol's contribution to the art and culture of the 60s is difficult to overestimate, so it is not surprising that his figure appears in many films about that era: Warhol even appears in the third Men in Black. However, the biopic with Leto will be the first feature film fully dedicated to the artist's life, and not to his party or its individual representatives.