Entertainment Jared Leto Playing Hugh Hefner in Biopic Sparks Twitter Backlash

11:00  05 october  2017
11:00  05 october  2017 Source:   Gossip Cop

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Jared Leto Playing Hugh Hefner In Biopic Sparks Twitter Backlash . (Getty Images). Twitter has erupted in backlash over the news that Jared Leto will play Hugh Hefner in a biopic about the late Playboy founder’s life.

Jared Leto will portray Hugh Hefner in a new biopic about the Playboy founder pic. twitter .com/IgAfWOZvQ4. Jared Leto will play Hugh Hefner in a movie with the working title Ew. 1 reply 47 retweets 339 likes.

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His death sparked debate about whether Hefner was a pioneer of sexual liberation or actively harmed feminism. 6 Views. Actor Jared Leto is to play Hugh Hefner in a new film about the Playboy magazine mogul's life, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Twitter has erupted in backlash over the news that Jared Leto will play Hugh Hefner in a biopic about the late Playboy founder’s life. The project, which is to be directed by Brett Ratner, has sparked criticism from social media users who believe it’s too soon to make a movie about the magazine mogul, who died just last week. Meanwhile, many other people believe Leto is the wrong actor for the role.

“As America’s conscience, Jimmy Kimmel needs to speak out tonight against Jared Leto playing Hugh Hefner in a Brett Ratner film,” wrote one user. Another person said, “The man just died. The least you could to respect him is not cast Jared Leto to play him.” One person similarly conveyed, “He’s not even been buried yet and a movie already?!” And another offered, “Just read the words ‘Jared Leto will play Hugh Hefner’ and my eyes rolled out of my head and down the hallway.”

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Twitter . Do you think Leto is a good choice to play Hefner ? Let us know why in the comments below. Tags. Brett Ratner, Hugh Hefner , Jared Leto , Playboy.

Instagram @ jaredleto . Jared Leto is set to play Hugh Hefner in a biopic about his life. The Suicide Squad actor will star as the late Playboy magazine founder – who died earlier this week at the age of 91 – in a Brett Ratner directed movie.

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One person quipped, “‘Jared Leto and Brett Ratner together at last’ — said no one ever – in fact saying this out loud destroys reality.” In reference to Leto being a method actor, another person joked, “I wonder if Jared Leto will turn himself into a disgusting old man to prepare for the role.”

“Brett Ratner directing a Hugh Hefner biopic starring Jared Leto is literally the most repulsive movie pitch I’ve ever heard,” said another user. And one person expressed, “Jared Leto is starring in a Hugh Hefner biopic by Brett Ratner? ah yes, the perfect team for that feminist legacy i’ve been hearing about.”

“Why do they keep casting Jared Leto in everything. Couldn’t they get Ryan Gosling?” asked another person. One user thought, “Jared Leto in a Hugh Hefner biopic is a gift from the problematic think piece gods.” And in reference to the actor also receiving backlash when it was announced he’d play The Joker in Suicide Squad, another person wondered, “Is autumn officially the season that hollywood announces a jared leto role that collectively p-sses off everyone on twitter?”

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