Academy Award winner Jared Leto confirmed he is set to play iconic painter Andy Warhol in the new movie, through an Instagram post. The ‘Fight Club’ actor posted a series of photos of Andy Warhol to his verified Instagram account and wrote the following note as a caption:
“Yes it’s true I will be playing Andy Warhol in an upcoming film.”
Then Leto expressed his excitement about portraying an artistic giant:
“And so grateful and excited about the opportunity. 😊🙏”
Since the actor released the news a day after what would have been Warhol’s 92nd birthday, he added:
“Happy belated birthday Andy 🎂🖤
We miss you and your genius”
As might be remembered, it had been announced that Leto would portray Warhol in a movie, written Terence Winter and produced by Michael De Luca, in September 2016. However, he had not confirmed the news until the day he revealed that through Instagram.
The release and filming date of the new biopic has not revealed yet.
See below to view the mentioned Instagram post.