Shortly after Hugh Hefner’s death in September, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Jared Leto would be personification the media noble in a biopic about his life.
“Jared is an old friend,” the biopic’s executive Brett Ratner told THR. “When he listened we got the rights to Hef’s story, he told me, ‘I wish to play him. we wish to know him.’ And we really trust Jared can do it. He’s one of the good actors of today.”
Immediately after news of Leto’s casting was announced it began to accept some critique online.
Here are a couple reactions to Leto’s casting:
on a list of things the universe doesn’t need, somewhere nearby the top it says ‘Brett Ratner film about Hugh Hefner staring Jared Leto’
— nathan creedy (@Creedy__) Oct 3, 2017
Jared Leto To Star In Brett Ratner’s Hugh Hefner Biopic, Because He Wasn’t Already Doing The Most To Remind Us All How He’s Just The Worst
— Philip Ellis (@Philip_Ellis) Oct 3, 2017
It’s easy to be doubtful of Leto’s casting when there have been so many lousy biopic castings in the past. Even eminent actors like Kevin Spacey and Naomi Watts have starred in gigantic biopic flops.
It’s too shortly to weigh either or not Leto’s description of Hefner will do the late seducer justice, but hopefully he won’t make the same mistakes as his biopic predecessors.
Here are the 11 misfortune biopic castings of all time, in no sold order: