Del Toro goes Lunar

Benicio Del Toro joins tals for Bret Easton Ellis’ Lunar Park

Bret Easton Ellis’ acclaimed novel “Lunar Park” is set for a feature adaptation with Benicio Del Toro in talks to play the lead.

The book is a semi-autobiographical tale that details the early fame he received when his literary career took off in the Eighties, then blurs it with such fictional details as terrorist attacks, ghost hauntings, and a marriage to an actress.

Benicio would be playing Bret Easton Ellis,” the author said of his new, unlikely doppelganger. “It’s a strange bit of casting.”

According to Easton Ellis, it was their physical differences that attracted the “Traffic” star to the role. “I think he’s interested just because he’s rarely offered Anglo parts. I think that’s one of the reasons it was very exciting [to him],” explained the writer.