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Article: Jared Leto To Play Karl Lagerfeld In A New Biographic Film

Jared Leto To Play Karl Lagerfeld In A New Biographic Film

Jared Leto To Play Karl Lagerfeld In A New Biographic Film

The 50-year-old famous Hollywood actor Jared Leto will play the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld in a new biographic film.

"Karl has always been an inspiration to me. 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", Jared Leto wrote on his social media account.

Jared Leto reportedly brought in three of Karl Lagerfeld's close confidants - including the fashion house's CEO Pier Paolo Righi - as executive producers of the biopic.  he is set to produce with Emma Ludbrook for their company, Paradox.

Jared Leto Will Play Karl Lagerfeld In A New Biopic

"I feel like this is a full-circle moment, and Karl would be proud of what we are doing. Karl was an artist. Period. He was a fashion designer, he was a photographer, he was an artist. There was no defining him. He was a creative powerhouse," Jared Leto told Women's Wear Daily.

The new biopic Jared Leto is set to produce with Emma Ludbrook for their company, Paradox, which is still in the early stages of development and does not yet have a director. However, the film has the Karl Lagerfeld fashion house is involved in backing the project.

The new production will chronicle "key relationships in Karl Lagerfeld's life, told through an unpredictable lens, much like the man himself".

"There are multiple relationships to explore. Karl had a career that spanned 50-plus years, so both personally and professionally he was close to a number of people. I can say we are going to home in on key relationships that convey different parts of his life," Jared Leto said.

The "Morbius" star explained that his role is to portray Karl Lagerfeld on screen "as honestly as possible."

"With celebrity, most people don't get to see under the surface. They see one or two facets of a person as presented through a public lens. Karl was a human being. We all have beauty with us and we all have faults. We have masks and then we have moments when we reveal the mask. I'm always interested in seeing what's behind the mask," Jared Leto added.

Karl Lagerfeld - The Legend

The late German designer Karl Lagerfeld was the creative director of the fashion houses Chanel and Fendi, as well as his own namesake fashion house. He passed away at the age of 85 in February 2019.

Often accompanied by his cat Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld was an enigmatic designer, sharp-witted and cultured vision, uncompromising ideals, and a 16/7 work schedule allowed him to achieve the status of a true icon.

Karl Lagerfeld was arguably the most celebrated designer of the XXI century. Lagerfeld was renowned and celebrated for his always-relevant approach to fashion based on the elegance of classic shapes and proportions adapted to contemporary living.

A man of many talents, Lagerfeld was also adept at illustration, photography, styling, and publishing. The charismatic designer also introduced collections of fine jewelry to the world.
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