Hugh Hefner (Getty)/Jared Leto (Getty)
Our friend, and Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman, Jared Leto, will trading his beard and long hair for a Captain’s hat, pipe and silk pajamas! Leto has signed on portray Hef in Bret Ratner’s upcoming bipic. Director Ratner said, “Jared is an old friend…When he heard I got the rights to Hef’s story, he told me, ‘I want to play him. I want to understand him.’ And I really believe Jared can do it. He’s one of the great actors of today.”
Earlier this year, Ratner invited Jared to the Playboy Mansion for the premiere of Amazon’s docu-series American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, which was also set to be a celebration of Hefner’s 91st Birthday, in hopes of introducing him to Hef, but Hef was ill that day, so the meeting never took place.
No timetable for release has been announced. (via Hollywood Reporter)