11 Oct - Jared Leto is set to star in an upcoming biopic about German fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld.
The actor, who will also co-produce the movie via his company Paradox and Lagerfeld's House of Karl Lagerfeld, stated that Lagerfeld has always been an inspiration to him.
"He was a true polymath, an artist, an innovator, a leader and, most importantly, a kind man. When we came together with the Karl Lagerfeld team, we immediately shared a creative vision of doing a respectful ode to Karl while pushing the artistic boundaries of what a biopic can be. I'm so grateful to Karo, Pier and Seb for allowing us to go on this journey together," he enthused. Leto made no mention of the exact storyline for the time being.
"Over the years, we have been approached by several Hollywood producers who suggested to partner on a movie about Karl's iconic life," says Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD.
"It has been only since we met Jared and Emma [Ludbrook] that we felt truly confident about the story being told in the artistic way Karl would have loved to see. Throughout our conversations, we have created an equally trustful and inspiring creative relationship that will allow us to work together very fluidly on this beautiful project."
Lagerfeld passed away in February 2019 after a six-decade career in fashion. Recently, Anna Wintour announced that the MET Gala 2023 will have a Karl Lagerfeld theme called, "A Line of Beauty".