Tentatively titled Warhol, the film’s script, being written by Terence Winter (Wolf of Wall Street), is based on the Victor Bockris book Warhol: The Biography. Not only is Leto starring, but he’ll also serve as producer, alongside Michael De Luca (The Social Network).
Warhol is best known for introducing the world to pop art, blending art with commerce. His work with Campbells soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, and celebrities like Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe made him into a household name.
The openly gay artist’s famed art studio, The Factory, became the cultural hot spot for New York society. He was also associated with New York’s famed Studio 54 which he was a fixture at. The term, “15 minutes of fame,” was also coined by him. Warhol died in 1987 at the age of 58-years-old.
Leto won’t be the first to immortalize Warhol on screen. Guy Pearce did so in Factory Girl, as did David Bowie and Crispin Glover in Basquiat and The Doors respectively. What do you think of this casting? Spot on or way off? Share your thoughts below.