Matthew McConaughey has landed the lead role in the upcoming drama, The Dallas Buyers Club. Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria) is directing this has been a long-gestating project that had been initially at Universal Pictures.
McConaughey had this to say about the film,"It's not exactly the movie that studios are throwing money at these days, " which is based on the true story of Ron Woodroof. Woodroof was "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."
This definitely sounds like a unique project project and one that McConaughey will do well with. I think he's a good actor and am very excited to see The Lincoln Lawyer. I just wish that he would do more roles like the ones he's been doing lately, I like him in grittier roles instead of romantic comedies.
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