Movie hunk Jared Leto is set to shock fans in his new movie LONELY HEARTS - by playing a bald murderer.

The sexy actor, who has dated Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson, went to great lengths to look like real-life Lonely Hearts murderer RAYMOND FERNANDEZ even plucking out his hair daily so he really would look bald.

He explains, "I plucked my hair with tweezers every single day for hours. That was just the beginning... It was something that made me question why I was doing it.

"I wanted to leave some strands and I don't like to wear wigs or do any of that. I wanted to make it look as authentic as possible.

"By plucking the hairs out, the problem is they grow back like a beard, so every day or so you got to go and pluck all the hairs. I'm hoping that they grow in."