Jared Leto to direct Patty Hearst crime thriller 77
Jared Leto is set to assemble his own squad.
The Academy Award-winning actor will make his feature-length scripted directorial debut with Paramount and Wolf Films’ 77.
The film is set in 1974 Los Angeles, telling the story of two police officers who, while investigating the murder of a fellow officer, team up to hunt for the famed kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst.
David Matthews (Narcos, Boardwalk Empire) penned the latest draft of the screenplay; the original script was written by L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy.
In 2011, Deadline reported that Russell Crowe would make his directorial debut with 77, but now six years later, it will be Leto.
The Suicide Squad star, who is in the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, has previously directed music videos, commercials, and the TIFF Award-winning documentary ARTIFACT.