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Jared Leto Joins the Yakuza in Netflix’s THE OUTSIDER Trailer

Jared Leto Joins the Yakuza in Netflix’s THE OUTSIDER Trailer

Sorry, Keanu Reeves, but you no longer have the monopoly on Hollywood action stars going to Asia and doing a whole bunch of killing in the underworld. Jared Leto‘s coming, and it’s no joke…though he retains the basic pale-and-psychotic look of his Joker, minus the special makeup.

From danish director Martin Zandvliet, whose last film Land of Mine dealt with German POWs in post World War II Denmark, The Outsider is the story of an American GI in post World War II Japan. Escaping from prison with the help of a yakuza-tied cellmate, he is considered indebted to the Japanese underworld, and must pay them back in the expected brutal fashion. Here’s the new trailer:


It’s interesting how timeless the Netflix movie mostly looks—until the end of the trailer, where Leto’s Nick Lowell finds a novel and violent use for a typewriter on somebody who makes a World War II reference, you don’t necessarily know that it’s a period piece. Just watch: there’ll be at least one enterprising fan who recuts this into a fake trailer for the oft-discussed Joker origin movie, and it’ll totally match.

Netflix also unveiled the poster today, which is certainly more eye-catching than the standard Photoshopped-heads template that so many movies go with now.

Now, what method-acting stunt do you suppose the notoriously serious lead actor did for this one? Full-body koi tattoo for real, perhaps? Here’s hoping, for his sake, he never took the yakuza’s infamous finger punishment to its real-world conclusion.

Are you excited for more psycho Leto on March 9th? “Leto” us know in comments below.

Images: Netflix

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