“Suicide Squad” and “Dallas Buyers Club” star Jared Leto is attached to star in the thriller “The Outsider” for Waypoint and Linson Entertainment.
Set in post-WWII Japan, the story follows an imprisoned American soldier (Leto) who is released with the help of his Yakuza cellmate. Now free, he sets out to earn their respect and repay his debt while navigating the dangerous criminal underworld.
Martin Zandvliet (“Land of Mine”) will direct the film from a script by Andrew Baldwin. Ken Kao, John Linson and Art Linson will produce and filming begins this Fall.