Jared Leto looks completely unrecognisable in the new poster for Ridley Scott’s upcoming crime film House of Gucci.
The biographical film is based on the 2001 book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden.
It also boasts an all-star cast, including Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Reeve Carney, Salma Hayek, Al Pacino, and, of course, Jared Leto.
The film follows the events and aftermath of the murder of Maurizio Gucci (Driver), the Italian businessman and head of the fashion house Gucci, by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani (Gaga).
The official posters for the movie have finally dropped, but there’s only one thing on anyone’s mind – Jared Leto.
First character posters for ‘House of Gucci’ 🤩
• Adam Driver
• Lady Gaga
• Al Pacino
• Jared Leto pic.twitter.com/S9J7QWvoY4
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) July 29, 2021
The 49-year-old looked like a totally different person in his poster, with prosthetics giving him a larger face.
He was also sported a receding grey hairline and moustache.
The Joker actor was wearing a checked grey blazer and striped shirt in the image, finished off with a patterned tie.
The look was completed with a white flower on his lapel.
Fans went into meltdown over the transformation and were quick to share their thoughts.
— Nicol (@nikowl) July 29, 2021
“Internet freaking out over Jared Leto‘s transformation in #HouseOfGucci... Gotta love this man,” one fan tweeted.
Another said: “Jared Leto’s range is extremely powerful and impactful, and he always understood the assignment!!!”
A third added: “HOW IS THIS JARED LETO?! Academy Award nom for Hair & Makeup on its way.”
“Give the makeup artist their Oscars now. Jared Leto where?!” Another person agreed.
While one person wrote: “One thing about Jared Leto, he knows how to get into character!!!! The man can act! And I love him!”
Another said: “How is this Jared Leto bro.”
Colin Farrell in The Batman and Jared Leto in House of Gucci are unrecognizable pic.twitter.com/A6csoHzjFr
— BLURAYANGEL (@blurayangel) July 29, 2021
“Oh my god, what did they do to Jared Leto?” another wrote.
One fan raved: “Jared Leto range bruhh see the transformation in House Of Gucci ahhh!”
While another simply said: “There’s no way that’s Jared Leto.”
House of Gucci has been a long time in the making.
All the way back in June 2006, Ridley Scott was set to direct a film about the downfall of the Gucci dynasty with Angelina Jolie and Leonardo DiCaprio rumoured to play Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci.
Scott’s daughter replaced him as director in February 2012 and was in talks with Penélope Cruz to play Reggiani.
— Ali (@alisalem147) July 29, 2021
In November 2019, Ridley Scott was once again set to direct the film, with Lady Gaga set to star.
In April 2020, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquired the rights to the film.
By August, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jack Huston and Reeve Carney had joined the cast.
Driver, Leto, Pacino and De Niro were confirmed by October. In August 2020, it was reported that the filming was expected to begin.
‼️ According to @GraceRandolph, the trailer for the upcoming movie #HouseOfGucci starring Jared Leto, Lady Gaga, & Adam Driver should drop 11am or 12pm EST from @mgmstudios 👀 pic.twitter.com/RPLemHZs8g
— Jared Leto Zone 🌎 (@jaredletozone) July 29, 2021
Filming wrapped on May 8, 2021.
House of Gucci is set to be released on November 26, 2021.
Are you looking forward to the new movie? What do you think of Leto’s new look?