Jared Leto will make his feature film directorial debut with Paramount’s crime thriller 77. Leto previously helmed the 2012 documentary feature Artifact and the documentary series’ Great Wide Open, Into The Wild and Beyond the Horizon. He has also directed numerous music videos and commercials, winning over a dozen awards worldwide.
The script of 77 has been penned by David Matthews from an original screenplay by author James Ellroy. Set in politically charged 1974 Los Angeles, the story centers around two police officers who team up to recover kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst while simultaneously investigating the brutal murder of a fellow officer. They uncover not only relentless corruption and crime, but a dark and violent conspiracy as well.
Leto, most recently seen in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad, will next be seen in Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve.