Jared Leto To Play Hugh Hefner In Biopic So Let’s See How Method He Goes

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Will Jared Leto sleep with hundreds of women in order to channel Hugh Hefner? That remains to be seen, although chances are Leto has already done that.

Just last week we got word Hefner, Playboy founder and legend had passed away at the age of 91, and of course Hollywood didn’t waste much time in getting a movie on his life in the words. While Brett Ratner is attached to direct the biopic, Oscar winner Leto will be donning the silk pajamas in order to play Hef.

Photo: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images

The project was being discussed with Ratner at the helm back in April and Hefner himself gave his blessing at the time. Here’s what Hefner said:

“In recent years there has been plenty of interest and much conversation about doing a feature film based on my life. I have always believed that when the timing was truly right, the perfect creative partners would come together for this project. I believe we’ve found those partners in Brett Ratner and RatPac Entertainment. I’m very much looking forward to this collaboration.”

It will be interesting to see how far the 45-year-old actor goes for this role as this is the same dude who blinded himself for a role and the same dude who sent his co-stars used condoms while preparing for his role as the Joker.


No word yet on what tone the movie will aim for, but you can be sure of a few things: there will be plenty of naked gals and Leto will do something insane for the role and keep talking about it in every single damn interview.

Keep an eye out for this one, folks.

And don’t forget about these other method actors either.

h/t Variety

And speaking of Hugh: This Is Probably The Greatest Hugh Hefner Story I Have Ever Read