Bradford Cox to play Jared Leto’s lover in new Matthew McConaughey movie. Can a Deerhunter tour with 30 Seconds to Mars and McConaughey doing stand-up comedy be far behind???

Bradford Cox to play Jared Leto’s lover in new Matthew McConaughey movie. Can a Deerhunter tour with 30 Seconds to Mars and McConaughey doing stand-up comedy be far behind???

Man. Just when Lockett Pundt finally got a little bit of name recognition…

The Hollywood Reporter has gone and Hollywood-reported that Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox will play a Hollywood role in a new Hollywood movie directed by Hollywood director Jean-Marc Valleé and starring Hollywood-based Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey. In the film, Matthew McConaughey plays main character Rod Woodroof, “a Texas electrician diagnosed with AIDS who took it upon himself to find alternative medicine in order to treat himself.” Man, that’s good writing! This is gonna be great!

Anyway, the movie also stars Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, and Griffin Dunne; and Cox was cast as Leto’s love interest, “a cross-dresser dying of AIDS” (I assume an album of Reagan-era rock duets will follow this film’s release). On choosing Cox for the roll, Valleé remarked “I just loved it when he played that song ‘My Sharona’ for an hour that one time. That was brilliant. That was his audition.” I’m just kidding. Valleé never said any of that that. But, like, maybe he thought it, though? Either way! The film is currently still shooting in New Orleans, will be out eventually-ish, will probably really knock ‘em dead at the box office, blah blah blah. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go take it upon myself to feed myself!

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