The second phase of Matthew McConaughey’s comeback has officially begun.
Focus Features announced today that it has acquired Dallas Buyers Club, a fact-based drama starring McConaughey as Ron Woodruff, an ’80s-era AIDS patient who founded a “buyers club” for HIV-positive people in need of medication. The film also stars Jennifer Garner as Woodruff’s physician and Jared Leto as cross-dressing AIDS patient Rayon. Jean-Marc VallVallée (The Young Victoria) directed the film; Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack wrote its original screenplay.
Focus plans to release Dallas Buyers Club during the second half of 2013.