The 50-year-old star Jared Leto will play the late fashion designer in the film. Jared Leto will play Karl Lagerfeld in a new biopic.
The 50-year-old star will play the late fashion designer in the film he is also due to produce with Emma Ludbrook for their company Paradox.
Jared told Women’s Wear Daily: “I feel like I’m going in circles, and Karl would be proud of what we do. Karl was an artist. And that’s all. He was a fashion designer, a photographer, an artist. We couldn’t define it. It was a creative force.
The film is still in the early stages of development and no director has yet been cast, although it has backing from fashion house Karl Lagerfeld.
It would be a chronicle of “key relationships in the life of Karl Lagerfeld, told through an unpredictable lens, like the man himself. »
Jared said: “There are so many relationships to explore. Karl had a career that spanned over 50 years, so he was close to many people, both personally and professionally. I can say that we are going to focus on the key relationships that convey the different parts of his life. »
The late German designer was one of the most recognizable figures in the fashion world and was often accompanied by his cat Choupette. He died aged 85 in February 2019.
Jared Leto is set to play fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld in an upcoming biopic.
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