Matthew McConaughey stars in a new drama film this November with Dallas Buyers Club. Joining him are noted actors: Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner and Steve Zahn. Dallas Buyers Club is about Ron Woodroof (played by McConaughey), a drug addict diagnosed with HIV and was give 30 days to live. He started taking the FDA-approved AZT, the only drug that is available in the U.S. The only catch is this drug brought him to the brink of death. He then decided to sought out other alternatives with the help of Eve Saks (Garner) and Rayon (Leto), beginning the start of Dallas Buyers Club and which also started and all out war with the FDA and pharmaceutical companies. This new film is based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroofand his quest to find these alternative treatments. Learn more about this new movie below:
“A Close Look at Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey, the popular A-list movie star and sex symbol who has also shown some serious acting chops in recent years, will receive the Hollywood Actor Award for his work in Jean-Marc Vallee’s Dallas Buyers Club at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards — the first awards show of the 2013 season — on Oct. 21 at the Beverly Hilton, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. (The Hollywood Film Awards is owned by affiliates of The Hollywood Reporter parent company Guggenheim Partners.)
In Dallas Buyers Club, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, McConaughey portrays Ron Woodroof — a real person — who begins importing and selling nontoxic, anti-viral medications to fight AIDS that have not been approved by the FDA but have proven vastly more effective than any that have been approved. They don’t stop the progression of the deadly plague, but they slow it considerably. He shed 50 pounds to play the part.
The Hollywood Film Awards are determined by founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu and an advisory committee.
De Abreu tells THR, “Already acclaimed for his risk-taking work, Matthew McConaughey now achieves a career-defining performance portraying Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. It is a privilege to honor him for this role and celebrate his achievement.”
McConaughey, 43, has been a big name in the business for 20 years. After breaking through in Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused (1993), he went on to star in William Dear’s Angels in the Outfield (1994), Joel Schumacher’s A Time to Kill (1996), John Sayles’ Lone Star (1996), Steven Spielberg’s Amistad (1997), Robert Zemeckis’ Contact (1997), Ron Howard’s Edtv (1999), Jonathan Mostow’s U-571 (2000), Adam Shankman’s The Wedding Planner (2001), Donald Petrie’s How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Breck Eisner’s Sahara (2005), Tom Dey’s Failure to Launch (2006), McG’s We Are Marshall (2006), William Friedkin’s Killer Joe (2011), Brad Furman’s The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Linklater’s Bernie (2012), Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike (2012), Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy (2012) and this summer’s indie hit Mud (2013), which was written and directed by Jeff Nichols.”
The rest of the article can be read at The Hollywood Reporter by clicking here.
Dallas Buyers Club is directed by Jean Marc Vallee and is set to be released on November 1st 2013.
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