Chapter 27 Trailer Starring Jared Leto as John Lennon’s Killer

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You may recall not too long ago hearing about a British film called The Killing of John Lennon, which, as the title implied, was a biopic about Mark David Chapman, the man who shot and killed John Lennon. The movie seems to have come and gone fairly quietly, getting a very limited release in the U.S. courtesy of IFC, but now once again by the laws of Hollywood have dictated that we should have another mirror image of the movie opening this month called Chapter 27. While The Killing of John Lennon starred mostly unknowns, Chapter 27 has the unfortunate handicap of featuring Jared Leto as Mark Chapman, along with Linsday Lohan in a supporting role as Chapman’s friend Jude.

Truth be told, I don’t really have a problem with either Lindsay Lohan or Jared Leto (Leto was great in American Psycho, Requiem for a Dream and Panic Room, for example), but one look at the trailer for this flick and you realize it’s nearly impossible to take seriously. First of all, Leto reportedly gained over 60 pounds to get into character (that’s right, he’s not wearing a fat suit or prosthetics), and while I admire his dedication, I don’t think this performance is going to win him any Oscars. The even weirder thing is that the role of John Lennon is being played by a guy named Mark Linsday Chapman. Apparently he had been turned down a chance to play John Lennon in a made for TV movie back in the 80’s specifically because his name was so similar to that of Lennon’s killer.

Chapter 27 premiered at Sundance last month and has supposedly already leaked onto the internet. For info on upcoming screenings, visit the official website at www.chapter27themovie.com. I know you’re curious, so go ahead and check out a fat Jared Leto in the trailer below.

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  • I don’t think it looks that bad mate. Surprisingly good actually. I fucking hate Jared Leto but he looks awesome in this trailer.

    Apparently he has been mourning the loss of his body since this movie though. I read on imdb that he feels he has done permanent damage to his beautiful shell by eating so much shit to get stuffed for the part.

  • Yeah and personally I don’t think it was a movie worth getting health problems over.

  • jay

    i have seen this movie and it is actually good and yes the movie was leaked out i was starting to think that i was in the past,coz i had seen this movie already

    Lohan not init that much just’s pops up here and there but trust me its a surprisingly good movie.

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  • The video is down, but I doubt it would have done much to change my mind anyway. I don’t really have any interest in seeing this story play out onscreen.