In 2016, Jared Leto had acquired the rights to produce and star in a biopic about Andy Warhol.

Now, it has been confirmed that Leto would serve as a producer for the film alongside Michael De Luca, while The Wolf of Wall Street and Boardwalk Empire’s Terence Winter will be writing the script.

By confirming the news, Leto said in a statement: “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.”

 

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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

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In 2016, the movie was said to be based on Victor Bockris’ Warhol: The Biography. It is unclear whether this is the same film or an entirely new project.