Jared Leto, Michael De Luca, and Terence Winter have teamed up to take on the life story of Andy Warhol, the famed artists who blended art and commerce to make him one of the most beloved act icons. Some of his most famous pieces include the Campbell's soup can, Coca-Cola bottles, and Marilyn Monroe paintings.
Leto will portray Warhol in an eponymous movie and he will produce it as well. He will work with De Luca, who has worked on other biopics such as Oscar-winning The Social Network. Winter, who has worked on Boardwalk Empire and The Wolf of Wall Street, will write the screenplay using the 9189 Victor Bockris book Warhol: The Biography.
This has been a passion project for Leto and De Luca for a long time.
Warhol was openly gay before it was accepted, yet he still worked his way into New York society after he created The Factory, an art studio. He cranked out everything from music to silk screens. He managed Lou Reed's Velvet Underground for a little while. A fixture at Studio 54, he mentored hundreds of artists before his death in 1987.
Still, Warhol had many of the demons that artists tend to have - he was cold at times, a hypochondriac, and yet at others he was the life of the part.
The part seems like so many that Leto has taken, but it begs the question as to whether or not the part of a legendary gay icon should go to someone who is actually gay.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leto, De Luca and Winter are all repped by CAA, which helped to broker the deal.