DALLAS BUYERS CLUB trailer & poster – Matthew McConaughey gets thin to take on heavy material

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB trailer & poster – Matthew McConaughey gets thin to take on heavy material

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Matthew McConaughey has been turning in some pretty amazing roles lately with films like KILLER JOE, BERNIE, MUD and what looks to be a memorable performance in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming THE WOLF OF WALL STREET. But let’s not overlook DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, which may just be big time Oscar bait. You may have seen some photos recently of McConaughey looking insanely thin and unhealthy, and this is the movie he took off that weight for. He’s playing Ron Woodroof, a real-life Texas electrician who battled pharmaceutical companies in 1985. It’s directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and Jennifer Garner co-stars, but also look for Jared Leto in an amazing transformation (you may not recognize him at first in the trailer). Take a look at the first poster above and first trailer below, and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

In this fact-based drama, Matthew McConaughey portrays real-life Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, an ordinary man who found himself in a life-or-death battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies. In 1985, Ron was blindsided with an HIV diagnosis and given 30 days to live. With medications still restricted in the US and the country still divided over how to combat the virus, Ron procured non-toxic alternative treatments from all over the world through both legal and illegal means. To avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, Ron established a “buyers club” for fellow HIV-positive people, giving them access to his supplies.

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB opens November 1, 2013

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.