Dare to live – that’s the latest message from a real-life Texas cowboy, played by Matthew McConaughy in the upcoming Dallas Buyers Club movie. Set to hit theaters this November, Jean-Marc Vallee‘s drama tells the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof whose free-wheeling life was overturned when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Head inside to check him out…
Vallee directed the whole thing from a script written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, which is loosely based on the true-life tale of a drug taking, women loving, homophobic man named Ron who, in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
In case you forgot, (and missed the official trailer) these were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus:
Here’s the rest of the plot:
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.
Also starring Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn and Dallas Roberts, Dallas Buyers Club opens on November 1st, 2013.