Dallas Buyers Club


Dallas Buyers Club Information

Dallas Buyers Club is an upcoming drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, and Steve Zahn. The film is based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof. The film is set to release on November 1, 2013.

Synopsis

In 1986 in Dallas, a man diagnosed with HIV (McConaughey), began smuggling alternative medicine with Rayon, an HIV-positive transgender woman (Leto). It is loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug taking, women loving, homophobic man who, in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live. He started taking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved AZT, the only legal drug available in the U.S, which brought him to the brink of death. To survive, he smuggled , anti-viral medications from all over the world, but still illegal in the U.S. Other AIDS patients sought out his medications forgoing hospitals, doctors, and AZT. With the help of his doctor, Eve Saks (Garner) and a fellow patient, Rayon, Ron unintentionally created the Dallas Buyers Club, the first of dozens which would form around the country, providing its paying members with these alternative treatments. The clubs, growing in numbers and clientele, were brought to the attention of the FDA and pharmaceutical companies, which waged an all out war on Ron. DBC follows Ron Woodroof's personal fight to survive, which had lasted 2191 days when he died on September 12, 1992, six years after he was diagnosed with HIV.

Cast

  • Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof
  • Jared Leto as Rayon
  • Jennifer Garner as Dr. Eve Saks
  • Dallas Roberts as David Wayne
  • Steve Zahn
  • Michael O'Neill
  • Denis O'Hare
  • Griffin Dunne
  • Jane McNeill as Francine Suskind
  • James DuMont as Rayon's Father
  • Bradford Cox as Rayon's lover
  • Kevin Rankin as T. J.
  • Lawrence Turner as Larry
  • Matthew Thompson as Effeminate Man
  • Adam Dunn
  • Joji Yoshida as Dr. Hiroshi
  • Deneen Tyler as Denise
  • Philippe Radelet as Bartender
  • Jonathan Vane as Rick Ferris
  • Rick Espaillat as Michael
  • Neeona Neal as Stripper
  • Scott Takeda as Mr. Yamata


Production

Cast

In November 2012, it was announced that Bradford Cox would portray Jared Leto's lover in the film, co-starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner; this is Cox's film debut.

Leto lost 30 pounds for the role and McConaughey lost 38 pounds.

Filming

Filming began in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA in mid-2012.

Distribution

Marketing

The first trailer of the film was launched on August 27, 2013.

Theatrical release

The film is set to premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in September, followed by a release on November 1, 2013.

The film was nominated for the Marc Aurèle d'or at the 2013 International Rome Film Festival.

Historical accuracy

"? According to a 1989 article in The Dallas Morning News, the buying club arrangement had the tacit approval of the US Food and Drug Administration at that time, which allowed personal quantities of AIDS treatments to be brought into the country if they were not on the FDA's import alert list.




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