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(Den Of Geek)   There is no win in this headline: "Jared Leto Will Play Hugh Hefner for Brett Ratner"   ( denofgeek.com) divider line
    More: Misc, director Brett Ratner, Hugh Hefner, founder Hugh Hefner, Ratner's RatPac, Christie Hefner, Playboy Enterprises, Jared Leto, Los Angeles  
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2017-10-05 01:09:06 AM  
3 votes:
How this douche keeps landing roles is beyond my comprehension.
I was almost tempted to go see BR2049 until I saw JL was in it as well.
2017-10-05 01:06:19 AM  
2 votes:
I don't believe in the no-win headline.
2017-10-05 12:21:42 AM  
2 votes:
So long as we get Stan Lee as old Hef, it'll all work out in the end.
2017-10-05 11:31:07 AM  
1 vote:
That's a triple barf surprise right there.
2017-10-05 04:46:02 AM  
1 vote:
Oh, good, they're casting a dude who is pretty much synonymous with inappropriate harrassing, creepy pedo behavior in everyone's mind at this point as Hefner... a man who was rather famously never any of those things despite his profession and sex life.

Guess we're rolling hard with the demonization bandwagon with this biopic.  Yay.

Sid_6.7: Jack Nicholson as himself as the Joker. Enough said?

In fairness, Jack Nicholson's "intense to the point where you start wondering about his sanity" bit that he'd injected into everything since Little Shop of Horrors fits really well with one of the most common ways the comics Joker was portrayed, at least in the better comics.

It's a little weird that they went for that when the immediate precedent was Romero, but on its own it was spot-on perfect casting that did a lot to balance out some of the more bafflingly stupid decisions the movie made (like having Joker be the murderer of the Waynes).

Also, Ledger's Joker wasn't a Nihilist, he was an anarchist.  He had a specific objection to the social contract as a whole and felt strongly that things would be improved by tearing it down, sort of a reverse-Leviathan Hobbes thing where the ideal is for every individual to submit to their basest nature.  Nihilism kind of necessarily precludes things having strongly different inherent moral values like that.
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