Matthew McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a Texas man diagnosed with HIV and told he has 30 days to live. Woodroof is real and so is his story, which begins in 1985. The movie is described as a drama based on fact and after watching the trailer and reading up on the film, don't be surprised if it's described as an Oscar contender. McConaughey will be nominated for an Oscar, it's just a matter of time. Will this be the role? He was fantastic in Mud, The Paperboy, Killer Joe and Bernie. If you haven't seen those movies, what are you waiting for?! He's also in The Wolf of Wall Street, which hits theaters in November.
Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn and Jared Leto in drag, also star in Dallas Buyers Club.
I also like that the trailer features the song "You Ain't Alone" by the Alabama Shakes (starts about the 2 minute mark). Fantastic band.