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Perfect Casting Is Perfect: A Trifecta of Sh*tiness

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 3, 2017 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 3, 2017 |

Jared Leto will play Hugh Hefner in a Brett Ratner produced biopic.

Of course.

I mean, is there anything else you need to know about this project? A skeeze is producing a movie about a skeeze who will be played by a skeeze. Why don’t they just get Terry Richardson to direct it? This is like the cinematic equivalent of an unsolicited back rub. Why do I feel this movie’s hot breath on my ear? Can you get an STD from watching a movie? Should we wear a condom? Take a shower afterwards. Will they hand out free bottles of Purell?

“Jared is an old friend,” says Ratner, 48, who will direct the film. “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.”

You know what? I believe he can do it, too. In fact, I don’t think it’s much of a stretch. Just give the guy a bathrobe and roll film.

In April, Ratner invited Leto to the Playboy Mansion for the premiere of Amazon’s docuseries American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, which doubled as a celebration of Hefner turning 91.

Obvious statement is obvious.

Do they even need to make this? I feel like I’ve already seen it. Can I just give someone $10 in exchange for a mild hangover and three days of guilt and shame?

Source: THR

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