February 16, 2017


Jared Leto to Make Directorial Debut With '77' Crime Thriller


After playing a maniacal villain, a transgender woman with HIV, a heroin fiend and more, Jared Leto is finally taking his talents behind the big screen. The actor/singer will make his feature directorial debut with 77, Variety reports. He teamed up with Paramount Pictures for the upcoming crime thriller.

The story is set in 1974 Los Angeles, and follows two police officers who team up to find kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst while also investigating the tragic murder of their fellow officer. Throughout the events, they uncover a dark conspiracy and ongoing corruption. Leto will also produce the movie along with Dick Wolf and Tony Ganz, as well as Emma Ludbrook. The original screenplay comes from L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy with revisions by David Matthews (Narcos, Boardwalk Empire).

Prior to 77, Leto has directed 2012 documentary Artifact and episodes of the TV series Great Wide Open, Into The Wild and Beyond the Horizon. He's also helmed a handful of music videos for his band Thirty Seconds to Mars under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins). On the actor front, he is set to play pop art icon Andy Warhol in an upcoming biopic and reportedly joined the Blade Runner sequel.

For more movie fun, watch a quick (and hilarious) recap of the Oscar-nominated Moonlight below. But be warned: there are major spoilers ahead!

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