// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

“Dallas Buyers Club” helmer “was unsure” about casting McConaughey

“Dallas Buyers Club” helmer “was unsure” about casting McConaughey

PanARMENIAN.Net - Dallas Buyers Club's director has admitted that he was initially unsure about casting Matthew McConaughey, Digital Spy said.

Jean-Marc Vallée confessed that he had preconceived notions about the Magic Mike star before meeting him.

"I wasn't sure about Matthew at first," Vallee told The Hollywood Reporter. "Mr The Most Handsome Man with Muscles?

"Then I met him and found a man who really wanted to change perceptions and have new challenges in his career."

McConaughey stars in the film as Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who is told by doctors that he is HIV-positive and only has 30 days to live.

Inspired by real events, the movie is set in 1986 and charts the story of Woodroof's battle to try and discover alternative treatments for those suffering from HIV, which culminates in him setting up an illegal operation smuggling medication over the Mexican border.

McConaughey and co-star Jared Leto both undertook extreme weight loss regimes in preparation for their roles.

Jennifer Garner also features in the movie.

Dallas Buyers Club premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September. It will arrive in the UK on February 7.

 Top stories
The 4th season of the Emmy-winning drama will once again be comprised of three episodes which promise "extraordinary cases."
The film "Earthquake" is based on the real events surraunding the disastrous earthquake which struck Armenia in 1988.
The festival seeks to promote women’s creativity and establish a network among female filmmakers from different parts of the world.
The star is not on Hollywood Boulevard's main Walk of Fame but rather consists of a symbolic star dedicated by the Armenian community.
Partner news