One of the many films that I’ve been following for years, seemingly without much in the way of news, is the AIDS drama ‘The Dallas Buyers Club’. A ready made Oscar contender, it’s gone through actors and directors like a hot knife through butter, apparently never settling on a combination that works until about a year ago when Matthew McConaughey and Jean Marc-Vallée became the latest team to sign on after the combos of Marc Forster/Brad Pitt and Craig Gillespie/Ryan Gosling came and went. Well, The Playlist is reporting here that McConaughey is serious about getting this flick going, as he’s dropped out of reuniting with Lee Daniels on ‘The Butler’ (where oddly enough he would have played JFK) in order to focus on this movie. After the jump I’ll provide a bit on what the plot is about and why it could be a winner, but I’m just happy to see it moving forward…even if it’s not the ideal team doing it. Read on below…
In the article from The Playlist, they nicely explain the film as such:
At one point featuring a draft written by Guillermo Arriaga (“Babel,” “21 Grams”), the film is based on the true story of Ron Woodruff, a man who in 1986 was diagnosed with AIDS and given only months to live, strikes out and starts toying around with underground drugs not approved for use in the U.S. at the time. He would up living longer than expected and began getting these drugs in the hands of other AIDS sufferers as well.
Apparently now McConaughey and Vallée are working on a new draft of the script now, so we’ll see what happens, but perhaps this could be one of 2013′s Oscar contenders? Time will tell…
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