Jared Leto to play fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld

Jared Leto is about to star as another fashion icon, going from the House of Gucci to the House of Chanel.


Leto will star in a new biopic about German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. The casting story comes from Women’s Wear Daily.

The film follows the critical relationships in Lagerfeld’s life, told through an unpredictable lens. Lagerfeld died in February 2019 after a six-decade career in fashion. He began his career at Fendi in the late 1960s. He later moved to Chanel in 1982, reviving the near-dead brand, and revamped it. Lagerfeld would stay at Chanel until the time of his death.

“Karl has always been an inspiration to me,” says Leto. “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.”

“Over the years, we have been approached by several Hollywood producers who suggested to partner on a movie about Karl’s iconic life,” says Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD. “It has been only since we met Jared and Emma that we felt truly confident about the story being told in the artistic way Karl would have loved to see. Throughout our conversations, we have created an equally trustful and inspiring creative relationship that will allow us to work together very fluidly on this beautiful project.”

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Karl Lagerfeld’s impact can still be felt in the fashion world; next year’s Met Gala theme is dedicated to his work.

 

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