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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Matthew McConaughey Is A Drug Smuggling HIV Patient In The Trailer For "DALLAS BUYERS CLUB"

After more than two decades on screen, I think Matthew McConaughey is finally starting to realize that you've got to do something really unexpected (like go on the Christian Bale Machinist diet and star in a career-turning AIDS drama) to get some respect in Hollywood.

It looks like that's exactly what he's done in the new trailer for DALLAS BUYERS CLUB. The actor stars as real-life Texas electrician Ron Woodroff who, after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1985, is given thirty days to live. So he does what any normal guy would do: smuggle non-toxic, antiviral medications from around the world that are illegal in the United States. He becomes his own entrepreneur, supplying other patients, until things go awry somehow (judging by the trailer).

Jennifer Garner plays one of the doctors, while Jared Leto (taking time from his busy 30 Seconds to Mars band schedule) returns to the screen as a transgender woman who helps Ron with his business.

Here's an official synopsis of the film in case you need one:

"Matthew McConaughey stars in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts – who he once would have shunned – and established a hugely successful “buyers’ club.” Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience."
The film is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria) and written by first time scribe Craig Borten. The trailer looks pretty impressive too. Watch:

Dallas Buyers Club by cleetusvandamne

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB is in theaters December 6th.


Daniel said...

I was really impressed by the trailer. I've been looking forward to it, Oscar bait notwithstanding.

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