Netflix’s The Outsider Trailer: Jared Leto Becomes A Yakuza

Jared Leto in The Outsider

Jared Leto plays an American soldier who joins the Japanese Yakuza in Netflix’s trailer for The Outsider. The Netflix movie also stars Tadanobu Asano (Thor: Ragnarok), Rory Cochrane (Argo), Shiori Kutsuna (My Back Pages), and Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer). Martin Zandvliet, director of the Oscar-nominated Land of Mine, directed from a script by Andrew Baldwin (The Take).

Set in post-war Japan, The Outsider stars Leto as Nick Lowell, an imprisoned American soldier set free with the help of his Yakuza cellmate. Now Nick must pay back his Yakuza saviors by joining their dark underworld and adopting their code. At an early point, The Outsider was set up with Michael Fassbender to star and Daniel Espinosa (Life) to direct. Later, legendary Japanese director Takashi Miike became attached to the project with Tom Hardy reportedly ready to star. The film finally shot in 2016 with Leto in the lead, with Netflix ...

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