Director Jean-Marc Vallée leads an all-star cast in the upcoming film ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, the project released a new trailer earlier this morning. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto the film was written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
According to the official release for the film, Matthew McConaughey plays 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 scheduled to release on December 6, 2013.