Jared Leto Set to Play Hugh Hefner in Biopic
Jared Leto is set to play Hugh Hefner in the biopic of the Playboy founder. This has many movie buffs saying, “No, that’s not cool. He doesn’t even look like him.” And, to that I say: it doesn’t matter. Leto is a great actor, and one of the very few actors who hasn’t been used to death.
Way back in 2007, Universal Pictures had the rights to Hugh Hefner’s biographical movie, but, thankfully, those rights expired. Robert Downey Jr. isn’t a very good actor, and his participation would have guaranteed that I wouldn’t have watched the movie.
It was announced that Jared Leto was set to play Hugh Hefner mere days after his death. Leto, as you surely know, did the best job at playing “The Joker” in Suicide Squad. You may also remember Mr. Leto from such roles as “That Dude That Looks Like a Lady,” that “one dude” and “that other guy there.”
No Release Date for Hugh Hefner Biopic
Jared Leto was set to meet Hugh Hefner back in April, but the 91-year-old magazine mogul wasn’t taking guests due to his failing health. Hefner passed away from cardiac arrest and respiratory failure. Hefner had contracted a drug-resistant form of e.coli and a blood infection called septicemia. That’s a tough combination for anybody’s body to fight, especially somebody who is 91. “Hef” put up a good fight that lasted for over six months before finally succumbing.
Because of the fact that Jared Leto is set to play Hugh Hefner in the biopic of Hefner, I will watch it. And, I am somebody who hardly ever watches any movies — especially one that is a big-time Hollywood production. Hollywood doesn’t really try anymore. Tinseltown just pumps out one foolish and trite action movie after another. And, the comedies and dramas offer nothing new.
Hugh Hefner started Playboy when he was 25 years old. He had $8,000 and a dream after quitting his job as a copywriter for Esquire magazine in the 1950s. Back in those days, $8 grand was a lot of money. Hefner got the money from investors and his mother. The first issue of Playboy published in 1953.