Jared Leto will star in The Outsider, an action thriller to be produced by Waypoint Entertainment and Linson Entertainment. Matrin Zandvliet is directing.
Waypoint is the producer and financier of movies such as Shane Black’s upcoming thriller The Nice Guys. Linson, run by producer Art Linson, has worked on movies such as Heat and Fight Club.
Andrew Baldwin (Bastille Day) wrote the script, set in post-World War Two Japan and which tells the story of 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.
The movie is eyeing a fall shoot. Bloom will handle international sales.