While the film is set in a post-war Japan, Leto portrays an American soldier released from prison thanks to the help of his cellmate, who just so happens to be a member of the Yakuza, an organized crime syndicate originated in Japan. Once a free man, Leto is then forced to repay his debt by joining the Yakuza.
In the official trailer we see that Leto's character isn't afraid to get his hands dirty, whether it be bashing someone's head with a typewriter or blowing a man's brains out.
Also starring Tadanobu Asano, Rory Cochrane, Shiori Kutsuna, Emile Hirsch, and Kippei Shiina, The Outsider is due out on Netflix March 9.
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