Every Tuesday, I will post a trailer I saw in the past week that I felt was worth sharing.
Dallas Buyers Club:
The film is due to come out on November 1st – shortly after this trailer was released, the release date was moved up from December. The film is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, who had previously done C.R.A.Z.Y., Young Victoria, and Café de Flore. I think he’s a perfect fit for the subject matter, I think he’ll be a big help in keeping the picture from becoming too weepy.
The film stars Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodruff, who started a market for non-FDA-approved medication in Dallas, Texas, smuggling it in from Mexico to help himself and other people suffering from HIV. It also stars Jennifer Garner (whose role, in all honesty, doesn’t look that interesting, unfortunately) and Jared Leto in a gutsy appearance as a transvestite. I honestly didn’t even recognize him at all until his name came up in the trailer.
Both Leto and McConaughey appear to have lost a ton of weight for the roles, which typically signifies commitment to the role. The internet is buzzing with Oscar nomination rumors for McConaughey, so this movie will definitely be one to watch, not least of all because it seems like it will be a really good movie.