The Dallas Buyers Club will have international distribution thanks to Content Film.Jean-Marc Vallee is directing the film that will star Matthew McConaughey and Hilary Swank. Valle directed The Young Victoria, and just finished Cafe de Flore. Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack wrote the screenplay. Ther film is about "a Texas electrician named Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) that is given six months to live by his doctors in 1986 after contracting AIDS, he hung on and lived another six years by illegally smuggling medicine into the US. He made sure a lot of other sufferers got them. The spirit of the drama paints a picture at the time of powerful and unyielding bureaucrats at the Food and Drug Administration."
Robbie Brenner (Machine Gun Preacher) and Rachel Rothman-Winter are producing the film, along with Nathan Ross. Content Film's president Jamie Carmichael is overseeing the sale of offshore territories while CAA reps the film for a domestic deal.
This sounds like a unique project and one that McConaughey will be perfect in. I actually liked The Lincoln Lawyer and like to see him in these types of roles more so than romantic comedies. What are your thoughts on this news?