A Truth Entertainment production, Dallas Buyers Club is produced by Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter. Spirit Award winner Matthew McConaughey stars in the fact-based drama for director Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria). The film's original screenplay is by Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack.
In Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. 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 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.
The cast of Dallas Buyers Club also includes Gotham Independent Film Award winner Jared Leto and Golden Globe Award winner Jennifer Garner. The movie's executive producers are Truth Entertainment's Tony Notargiacomo and Nicolas Chartier; Cassian Elwes; Logan Levy; Nathan Ross; and Holly Wiersma.
James Schamus and Andrew Karpen released the following statement regarding the acquisition.
Director Jean-Marc Vallée also released the following statement.
Focus Features and Focus Features International (FocusFeatures.com) comprise a singular global company. This worldwide studio makes original and daring films that challenge the mainstream to embrace and enjoy voices and visions from around the world that deliver global commercial success. The company operates as Focus Features in North America, and as Focus Features International (FFI) in the rest of the world.
Dallas Buyers Club was released November 1st, 2013 and stars Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Kevin Rankin, Griffin Dunne. The film is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.