DALLAS BUYERS CLUB is an upcoming drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria), based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner, the film is set to premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in September.
In 1986, Ron (McConaughey) was blindsided by being diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. With the U.S. still internally divided over how to combat the virus and restricting medications, Ron grabbed hold of non-toxic alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, he established a “buyers club,” which fellow HIV-positive people could join for access to his supplies.
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