Jared Leto has been offered a lead role in Sony’s Bloodshot film
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club, Suicide Squad) is up for a role in the upcoming Bloodshot film, according the THR. Sony’s adaptation of the Valiant Entertainment comic will be directed by Dave Wilson, who worked with Deadpool director Tim Miller at Blur Studios, directing cinematics for video games, including Halo 2, Mass Effect 2, and BioShock Infinite. Leto has reportedly been offered the lead role in the Bloodshot film.
Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival, The Thing) has penned the script for the film, as well as another of the Sony/Valiant features, Harbinger. It was previously reported that Sony was hoping to develop two films in the respective Bloodshot and Harbinger franchises before crossing them over with a Harbinger War feature film, though it remains to be seen if those plans remain or will in fact materialize.
Created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton, the Bloodshot film tells the story of a former soldier killed and brought back to life with technological upgrades, filling his body with billions of nanobots. This allows him to be the perfect soldier by healing from injuries, shapeshift, and even interact with technology.
Leto is known for his work in the film Dallas Buyers Club, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor. He recently played the DC Comics character the Joker in Suicide Squad, and has been seen in films like Fight Club, Panic Room, Alexander and Lord of War. He directed the documentary film Artifact in 2012. He’s also the lead singer of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars.
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