Oscar-winning actor and Midsommar extra late the pandemic, Jared Leto, is in early talks to star in the Apple TV+ series WeCrashed.
Based on the popular Wondrey podcast WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork, the forthcoming adaptation has Crazy Stupid Love and This Is Us directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa lined up to shoot the series. Individuals close to the project say that Leto is hammering out the details of his involvement now, and to not consider him a part of the mix until an official announcement is issued.
Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello will write the series in addition to executive producing. Hosted by David Brown, the podcast series told the tale of WeWork and its founders. The company was valued at $47 billion dollars, it was ready for a huge IPO, and its charismatic CEO Adam Neumann thought it was going to change the world. Adam had a prophet-like vision for WeWork that he sold to some of the world’s savviest investors — but did his vision ever match the company’s reality? (via Deadline) To clarify, WeWork is an American commercial real estate company that specializes in shared workspaces for technology startups.
Leto, who is expected to reprise his role as the Joker for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, hasn’t appeared on television since playing Jordan Catalano for the Claire Danes-led ABC series My So-Called Life (1994-1995). Despite being labeled one of Hollywood’s looser cannons, Leto has a number of projects in the works, including Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man spinoff, MORBIUS, in which he stars as Dr. Michael Morbius, the Living Vampire. Outside of comic book adaptations, Leto is rumored to be starring alongside Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in Ridley Scott’s Gucci, which also has Al Pacino and Jack Huston rumored to star. There’s also talk of Leto starring in a sequel to Tron: Legacy, with Garth Evans set to direct.
Have you listened to Wondrey’s WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork podcast? In other words, is this something worth getting excited about, or is this announcement merely adding to your Leto fatigue? Let us know in the comments section below.