Bradford Cox To Play Jared Leto’s Lover In Dallas Buyers Club

By Stereogum / November 27, 2012

Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox will appear in a forthcoming film from director Jean-Marc Valleé called The Dallas Buyers Club, a picture that also stars Matthew McConaughey (who plays the main character, Rod Woodroof), Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner and Griffin Dunne. In it, he’ll play the love interest of Leto’s character. Some context via The Hollywood Reporter:

After being given six months to live, Woodroof began smuggling alternative drugs into the U.S. to help himself and other AIDS patients. He added years to his life but rushed headfirst into a collision course with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which was bent on keeping the drugs out of the country.

Dunne is playing the alternative medicine doctor who helps Woodroof out while O’Hare is another doctor.

Cox will play the lover of Leto’s character, a cross-dresser dying of AIDS.

The film is shooting now in New Orleans. Stay posted for more details.