News: Bradford Cox
Deerhunter frontman to play Jared Leto's lover in new film about AIDS epidemic
DEERHUNTER frontman Bradford Cox will star as Jared Leto’s gay lover in a new film about the AIDS epidemic of the eighties.
The Dallas Buyers Club is based on true events and stars Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician diagnosed with the illness who begins smuggling alternative drugs over the border from Canada to help himself and other AIDS patients.
Leto, in a role initially tipped to go to Gael Garcia Bernal, plays a flamboyant cross-dresser with HIV who helps Woodroof.
The film will be helmed by Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée. For the record, we still think this is Bradford’s greatest-ever performance.