Morbius star Jared Leto lines up his next movie

Amy West
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Photo credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for LACMA

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Morbius and Suicide Squad star Jared Leto has lined up his next movie.

The actor is set to reunite with director Darren Aronofsky for upcoming chiller Adrift, which is based on a short story by The Ring author Koji Suzuki.

The filmmaker is set to co-write the script with Luke Dawson (The Lazarus Project), while Leto will produce alongside The Invisible Man's Jason Blum.

Photo credit: Mike Pont - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Pont - Getty Images

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According to Deadline, the film sees the occupants of a fishing boat stumble across an "abandoned yacht with a strange distress call" in the middle of the ocean.

"A deckhand agrees to take lone control of it while it's towed into port, but he soon discovers why the rest of his more experienced crew members call it a 'Ghost Ship,'" the official synopsis concludes.

Leto, who has reportedly been trying to acquire the rights to Adrift for a decade, previously worked with Aronofsky (Black Swan, mother!) on the Oscar-nominated drama Requiem for a Dream back in 2000. In it, he played Harry, a struggling drug addict.

Photo credit: DC Entertainment - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: DC Entertainment - Warner Bros.

He'll next be seen sharing the screen with No Time to Die's Rami Malek and Denzel Washington in crime thriller The Little Things. It lands on HBO Max in the US today (January 29), and is expected to come to the UK soon.

Leto's Marvel-inspired vampire movie Morbius was originally due to come out this year, but Sony and Marvel have recently pushed the release date back to January 21, 2022.

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