28 November 2012
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Deerhunter frontman to play Jared Leto's lover in new film about AIDS epidemic

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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.

[via Pitchfork]

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