Los Angeles [USA], Feb. 16 : After giving brilliant performances in movies like 'American Psycho', 'Fight Club' and 'Dallas Buyers Club', which made him earn an Academy Award for Best Supporting actor, Jared Leto is geared up for his feature film directorial debut.
The actor is all set to step behind the camera with Paramount's crime thriller '77', reports Hollywood Reporter.
The 45 year-old, previously helmed 'Artifact', the 2012 documentary feature and also has directed numerous music videos and commercials, winning over a dozen awards worldwide.
'77' is 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.
David Matthews (Narcos, Boardwalk Empire) writes from an original screenplay by author James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential).
On a related note, Jared Leto will next be seen 'Blade Runner 2049', directed by Denis Villeneuve, alongside Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.