Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club
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Thesp portrays AIDS patient

In a move setting up an awards season campaign, Focus Features has dated indie drama “Dallas Buyers Club,” starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner, for Dec. 6 in Los Angeles and New York.

McConaughey portrays Ron Woodroof, a man who contracted AIDS in 1986 and surviveed six years by illegally smuggling medicine into the U.S.

Jean-Marc Vallee directs from a script by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack. It’s the first title to be set on the date.

“Dallas,” from A Truth Entertainment, is produced by Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter.

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