I am sure just about everyone saw photos of Matthew McConaughey while he was shooting Dallas Buyers Club. He lost a lot of weight to portray the real life man, Ron Woodroof. He was scarily skinny. McConaughey obviously thought the role was worth it, and from the first trailer for the film, it looks like he was right. McConaughey has been hitting it out of the park recently in terms of the types of roles he has been taking and Dallas Buyers Club looks to be another great one. It is based on the true story of a straight man who contracted the AIDS virus in the 1980s. Frustrated with the lack of options, he took matters into his own hands to get drugs that may help. He did not just keep them for himself, but shared his drugs with others.
The film also stars Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto. This is Leto’s first role in many years. He has been focusing on his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, but he also thought the role was worth taking on. He plays a transvestite who also has AIDS. So if you ever wanted to see Jared Leto in drag, here you go. He also reportedly lost weight for the role, but, in my opinion, he has always been pretty skinny.
Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack wrote the screenplay with Jean-Marc Vallée directing.
And unfortunately for this Dallasite, it was not filmed here or anywhere in Texas, but in Louisiana where the tax breaks are better. Texas needs to get with the program because they are depriving me of sighting Jared Leto in a tranny costume.
I am including a gallery of the released stills from the film along with the trailer below
“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.”
Dallas Buyers Club is in theatres November 1, 2013.
Source: Focus Features
by Sarah Ksiazek