Jared Leto will play the main role in the biopic of Brett Ratner about the founder of Playboy magazine Hugh Hefner, who died on September 27 at 92 years old.
Ratner attempted to run this biopic back in 2007, but the rights to a biography Hefner has expired, and they bought producer Jerry Weintraub. After the death Weintraub in 2015, Ratner once again regained the rights and continued the work on the project.
Hugh Hefner released the first issue of Playboy magazine in 1953, with a circulation of 70 thousand copies, having retired from the advertising Department of Esquire magazine and collecting $ 10,000 to your project to publish for men. Herrera managed to buy an erotic photograph of Marilyn Monroe for a little money and make them your first issue. Playboy became popular and gradually grew into a huge media company. During the existence of the publication on its cover managed to visit Elizabeth Taylor, Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson and other stars of cinema and show-business.
In addition to the biopic, Ratner a long time working to restart the talk show Playboy After Dark, which in the 1960s was himself Hefner.