Deerhunter and Atlas Sound’s Bradford Cox will play Jared Leto’s lover in an upcoming feature film. (There’s a sentence I never thought I’d ever write.) According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer-songwriter is set to appear as “a cross-dresser dying of AIDS” in Jean-Marc Valleé’s The Dallas Buyers Club, which also stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Gardner, Griffin Dunne, and Denis O’Hare.
The film is based on the true story of Texas electrician Ron Woodroof (McConaughey), who explored alternative means of medicine upon being diagnosed with AIDS. Shooting is currently underway in New Orleans.
While there’s no release date set, the film is expected to hit theaters next year. In the meantime, check out our recent interview with Mr. Cox at this year’s FYF Fest.