Jared Leto to lead Yakuza action thriller

Jared Leto to lead Yakuza action thriller

Jared Leto to star in "The Outsider".

6 Apr – Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto is set to star in a new action thriller, "The Ousider".

Set in post-WWII Japan, the movie will be helmed by Martin Zandvliet, according to Deadline, and is scheduled to begin filming this fall.

Leto will take on the role of an imprisoned American soldier, who escapes to freedom with the help of his Yakuza (member of the Japanese organised crime syndicates) cellmate. He returns to repay his debt and earn their respect, while navigating the dangerous criminal underworld.

There is no release date set for the movie yet.

This will mark Leto's second big screen role following his multi-award-winning performance as Rayon in 2013's "Dallas Buyers Club".

The singer-actor has since been taking a break from acting before finally making his return as The Joker in the upcoming "Suicide Squad", slated for release in August 2016.

(Photo source: Jared Leto's Instagram)

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