News Briefs: From Jesus to Joker: Jared Leto's New Look; 'Gran Turismo' Movie Coming

News Briefs: From Jesus to Joker: Jared Leto's New Look; 'Gran Turismo' Movie Coming

Jared Leto

Suicide SquadJared Leto got a haircut! Ordinarily that wouldn't be newsworthy, but since the actor and musician agreed to cut his beloved flowing locks for the sake of his new role as the Joker in Suicide Squad, the images shared by director David Ayer got a ton of attention on the Internet yesterday. The movie is aimed for release on August 5, 2016. [David Ayer via Vulture]

 

Jennifer Lawrence / Steven Spielberg

It's What I Do: Jennifer Lawrence will team up with director Steven Spielberg to make the big-screen version of It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War. A memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Lynsey Addario, the book chronicles her experiences in dangerous territories after September 11, 2001. Warner Bros. is closing a deal to produce and distribute the movie. [Deadline]

 

Joseph Kosinski / Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo: Joseph Kosinski (OblivionTron: Legacy) is in "early negotiations" to direct Gran Turismo, an adaptation of the venerable video racing game series. Reportedly, Kosinski will also develop a new script. First released in 1997, the series is known primarily for the authenticity of its vehicles and the quality of its graphics. [Heat Vision]

 

Robert Downey Jr.'s Good Cause: Indoor skydiving, a helicopter tour of L.A., AND attending the Avengers: Age of Ultron L.A. premiere with RDJ himself? That's what you could win by donating a minimum of $10 at the charity crowdfunding site Omaze (go to Omaze.com/RDJ). Higher amounts can get you autographed T-shirts and posters, or even a replica Iron Man suit. Best of all, proceeds benefit the children's hospice center Julia's House -- so you know you're helping a good cause while you're at it. Watch the video for more. 

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