“The Lincoln Lawyer” star Matthew McConaughy has joined the cast of the long-gestating drama “The Dallas Buyers Club” reports 24 Frames.
The film 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.
Jean-Marc Vallee (“The Young Victoria”) will direct the drama which was previously setup at Universal Pictures with “Lars and the Real Girl” star Ryan Gosling and helmer Craig Gillespie attached. At that time Chase Palmer was doing a rewrite of the script.