Dallas Players Club Featurette Now Online Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner & Jared Leto
October 29, 2013 17:54 | Updated: 6 weeks 1 day Ago
Matthew McConaughey introduces a new featurette for Dallas Players Club, the movie based on the true story of Texas electrician Ron Woodroof that gets diagnosed with HIV in 1985 and follows his battle against pharmaceutical giants over medicines and alternative treatments.
The movie, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, has a November 1, 2013 release also starring Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto.
In this fact-based drama, Matthew McConaughey portrays 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 1985, Ron was blindsided with an HIV diagnosis and given 30 days to live. With medications still restricted in the US and the country still divided over how to combat the virus, Ron procured non-toxic alternative treatments from all over the world through both legal and illegal means. To avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, Ron established a “buyers club” for fellow HIV-positive people, giving them access to his supplies.