Jared Leto to Play Hugh Hefner in New Biopic

Jared Leto to Play Hugh Hefner in New Biopic
Jared Leto recently made himself blind to get into character for his role in Blade Runner 2049, and we don't even want to imagine what sort of lude methods he'll employ for his next role. After all, the alt-rocker and actor is gearing up to play recently deceased Playboy founder Hugh Hefner in a new biopic.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leto has signed on to play the divisive nudie mag magnate in an upcoming film from Brett Ratner.

"Jared is an old friend," Ratner said in a statement. "When he heard I got the rights to Hef's story, he told me, 'I want to play him. I want to understand him.' And I really believe Jared can do it. He's one of the great actors of today."

The film has been in the works since 2007.