is back! Not from Mars
, he’s finally returning to the big screen, and as you already see from our title – he will join an upcoming indie drama titled The Dallas Buyer’s Club
. We previously reported that Matthew McConaughey
and Jennifer Garner
are also on board for the whole thing, and that Jean-Marc Vallee
will be in charge for the project which is based on a true life-drama
Vallee directs The Dallas Buyer’s Club
from a script written by Craig Borten
and Melisa Wallack
and the film will tell us the true story of Ron Woodroof
, a Texas electrician who was diagnosed with AIDS.
McConaughey will play Woodroof, an AIDS patient who contracts the disease in 1986 and survives six years by illegally smuggling medicine into the U.S.
As for Leto, he comes on board (instead of a previously rumored Gael Garcia Bernal
) to play a fellow AIDS patient who meets Woodroof in the hospital. Leto’s character is described as a flamboyant cross-dresser with HIV
Filming on The Dallas Buyer’s Club
starts next week in New Orleans.