Upcoming film will mark the directorial debut for the Emmy-nominated Barris.
The actor will star as the late, great blues legend in The Thrill Is On.
Spector’s memoir, Be My Baby, is being adapted for film.
The pop music icon is also writing the film’s screenplay with Diablo Cody.
The movie will cover Madonna’s rise to stardom in New York City.
Black Days focuses on the “last days in the life of” the Soundgarden singer.
Director Michael Almereyda brings his fourth-wall-breaking theatricality to the legacy of a lost genius.
The movie will chronicle the couple’s relationship from 1979 through 1996.
“So grateful and excited about the opportunity,” Leto wrote in an Instagram post announcing the news.
Franco said, “I can’t help but think about the rabbit holes I’m going to go down to get ready for the role.”
The star-studded biopic lands on Christmas Day.
The movie will follow the rock legend’s life from his youth through his iconic music career.