I know what you’re thinking: who in their right mind would cast habitual over-actor and all around insufferable human Jared Leto as Andy Warhol, one of the most (if not the most) iconic artist, like, ever? The answer is, of course, Jared Leto. The actor teamed up with producer Michael De Luca to acquire the rights to Victor Bockris’ book Warhol: The Biography to use as a jumping off point. This also means that Leto is set to co-produce (shudder).
There have been many questionable Warhol portrayals over the years (Crispin Glover in The Doors, Guy Pearce in Factory Girl, John Cameron Mitchell in Vinyl) and one legendary Warhol portrayal (David Bowie in Basquiat), but this is the only onscreen Warhol that will bring shame to his legacy, his admirers, New York City and the entire contemporary art world. Did I mention the gay community? Oh yeah, it’s a nightmare for them, too.
In fact, hatred for Jared Leto as Andy Warhol may finally be the thing that unites us all.
Prove me wrong, Leto. I dare you.