Focus Features has premiered the first Dallas Buyers Club trailer featuring Matthew McConaughey in a role many people are pegging as a potential Oscar contender including myself.
Set to make its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, McConaughey plays real-life Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, an ordinary man who found himself in a life-or-death battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies. In 1986, Ron 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.
Along with McConaughey the film stars Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto and Steve Zahn and following its Toronto premiere it will hit theaters beginning on November 1.
Check out the trailer and poster below and stay tuned as I will be reviewing the film out of Toronto next month.