As he’s been concentrating on being a bit of a douche in his band 30 Seconds To Mars, Jared Leto hasn’t been doing a lot of acting in the last few years. His last role was in the indie flick Mr. Nobody in 2009. However now he’s set to return to the big screen in The Dallas Buyers Club, playing a flamboyantly gay cross-dresser, according to Variety.
The movie is about Ron Woodruff (Matthew McConaughey), a man who contracts AIDS in 1986. After becoming frustrated with the lack of medical options in the US, due to the fact drugs have to be extensively tested by the FDA before they become available to patients, he begins smuggling alternative drugs into the country from Mexico. Jared Leto will portray Rayon, another AIDS patient Woodruff befriends at the hospital. Gael García Bernal was previously in talks for the showy cross-dressing role, but a deal was never made. Jennifer Garner also stars.
Jean-Marc Vallée is directing from a screenplay by Melisa Wallack and Craig Borten, with production scheduled to begin next week in New Orleans. Leto can fit it in as 30 Seconds to Mars have recently wrapped up a world tour.