Jared Leto To Play Hugh Hefner In Biopic

Director Bret Ratner was already planning a movie about Playboy founder Hugh Hefner when the mogul passed away last week. The passing has sent the film production into overdrive and Jared Leto has signed on to play Hef.

Ratner said, “When he heard I got the rights to Hef‘s story, [Jared] 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.”

Brett wanted to introduce Jared to Hugh before his death but was unable to  as Hef’s health was in decline. Ratner assures fans Leto will do a good job adding, “There’s enough footage on Hef out there that Jared will be able to get as much information as he wants”