JARED LETO WILL NOT PLAY HUGH HEFNER IN PLANNED BIOPIC FOLLOWING BRETT RATNER ALLEGATIONS!

Things are going from bad to worse for Hollywood filmmaker Brett Ratner, following accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct by actresses Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge and four other women in a Los Angeles Times piece.

Now, Jared Leto, who was reportedly set to play Hugh Hefner in a Ratner directed and produced biopic, has released a strong statement completely distancing himself from both the project and Ratner.

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Through a representative, an official statement read: “Jared Leto is not and was not attached to a Brett Ratner directed Hugh Hefner film, nor will he be working with him in the future. Earlier reports were incorrect and not confirmed by his representatives.”

The entire project, which was under Ratner’s RatPac banner, has been put on hold by Playboy Enterprises from whom Ratner gained the rights to Hefner’s life story.

A spokesperson for Playboy Enterprises released a statement, saying: “We are deeply troubled to learn about the accusations against Brett Ratner. We find this kind of behavior completely unacceptable. We are putting all further development of our projects with RatPac Entertainment on hold until we are able to review the situation further.”

Ratner has denied the allegations against him through his lawyer Martin Singer.

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