Matthew McConaughey is set to star in the upcoming drama THE DALLAS BUYERS CLUB for director Jean-Marc Vallée (THE YOUNG VICTORIA). Keep reading for all the details.
This has been a long-gestating project that had been initially at Universal Pictures. “It’s not exactly the movie that studios are throwing money at these days,” according to McConaughey.
The film is based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, “a tough Texas electrician who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and given six months to live. Frustrated with the lack of available medical options and unwilling to accept a death sentence, Woodroof found a lifeline using alternative drugs and created a lucrative smuggling business that made those drugs available to AIDS patients. He died in 1992.”