Dallas Buyers Club is expected to be a big player come Oscar season, and the first trailer was just released.
Matthew McConaughey is a frontrunner for winning a best actor award at the Academy Awards, and it’s not for his fantastic performance as the titular role in Mud. He could get nominated for that role, but it’d likely only be as a supporting actor.
No, McConaughey is already being predicted to be nominated for his role in his upcoming film Dallas Buyers Club. Not only that, some are predicting that he’ll win the Oscar.
McConaughey plays a Texas electrician who was diagnosed with AIDS. After the diagnosis, he began smuggling in illegal (but allegedly better) drugs into the country for he and other patients with the diagnosis.
Check out the trailer below:
A few images were also released (via The Film Stage):
Matthew McConaughey stars in “Dallas Buyers Club” as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts – who he once would have shunned – and established a hugely successful “buyers’ club.” Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience.