Matthew McConaughey and Hilary Swank are both set to star in the upcoming movie Dallas Buyers Club.
Content Film has acquiredThe Dallas Buyers Club for international sales. That puts the picture on track to finally happen, with Matthew McConaughey and Hilary Swank starring, and Jean-Marc Vallee directing. He helmed The Young Victoria, and just wrapped Cafe de Flore. Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack wrote the screenplay. The project has long been a passion of top actors and directors. McConaughey will play a Texas electrician named Ron Woodroof. 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.
Sounds like a pretty intensive drama, I wonder if McConaughey is up to it. Hilary Swank fits this kind of movie, but I just don’t get the McConaughey factor. Can somebody please explain to me why he’s still in so many movies? Has he gotten better as an actor? I did hear The Lincoln Lawyer was good, but I haven’t checked it out yet.