Jared Leto is going to have to go blonde again.
The “Suicide Squad” is adding himself to the long list of actors who have portrayed pop art icon Andy Warhol on screen, as he’s signed on to star in a Warhol biopic, Leto’s rep confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter. Leto will also serve as a producer.
The film will be written by “Boardwalk Empire” creator and former “Sopranos” writer Terence Winter, who also wrote “The Wolf of Wall Street,” for which he earned an Oscar nomination. Winter will use 1989’s “Warhol: The Biography” by Victor Bockris as a jumping-off point.
Leto won an Oscar in 2014 for his work in “Dallas Buyers Club.”
There have been several onscreen Warhols, with notable portrayals by David Bowie, Guy Pearce, Crispin Glover and Bill Hader. Gus Van Sant was reportedly planning a Warhol film starring River Phoenix just before Phoenix’s death in 1993.
Warhol died in 1987 at the age of 58.