Ever since the day it was announced, “Chapter 27” has been one of the most controversial projects in Hollywood. Now, with this exclusive peek at its brand-new poster, we get our best look yet at the identity-consuming acting efforts of Jared Leto.
To portray infamous John Lennon murderer Mark David Chapman, Leto gained 60 pounds, doing near-irreparable damage to his body through a regimen of every bad-for-you food he could get his hands on. The film co-stars Lindsay Lohan as a groupie hanging around Lennon’s residence on the day he gets shot.
When I saw the film at Sundance last year, the audience’s reactions made it obvious that some people would love it and others would not. This much, however, is certain: We’ve never seen a performance quite like what Jared Leto has given us.
“Chapter 27” hits theaters March 28th in New York, and April 4th in Los Angeles.