McConaughey to Star in The Dallas Buyers Club

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Matthew McConaughy, who can next be seen in The Lincoln Lawyer, will star in the long-gestating The Dallas Buyers Club.

24 Frames reports that Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria) will direct the drama.

“It’s not exactly the movie that studios are throwing money at these days,” McConaughey said about the film which is no longer at Universal Pictures.

The Dallas Buyers Club is the true story of Ron Woodroof, 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.