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.