Watch: First trailer for Dallas Buyers Club starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto
Based on a true story, the film follows a Texan electrician who is diagnosed with HIV and begins smuggling alternative preventative drugs into the US
The first trailer for Dallas Buyers Club starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner has been released.
Set in the 1980s, McConaughey plays Texan electrician Ron Woodroof who is diagnosed as HIV positive.
After being refused a specific drug by his doctor, played by Jennifer Garner, he travels to Mexico and begins smuggling pharmaceuticals into the US.
With the help of transsexual woman Rayon, played by Jared Leto, he establishes a ‘buyers’ club’ which fellow HIV-positive patients can join to access supplies.
McConaughey, who is barely recognisable in the trailer having lost 22kg for the role, is already being tipped for an Oscar for his performance.
Leto is said to have shed as much as 13kg to play transsexual Rayon, who is also battling with HIV.
The film is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, and written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack.
Dallas Buyers Club is set to premiere at next month’s Toronto International Festival and is due to be released in the UK on 7 February 2014- just in time for the Oscars.
GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival
TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride
FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 'Cheeky' Nando's under fire for apparently coming onto a customer on Twitter
- 2 Playboy model April Summers speaks out about being a victim of revenge porn
- 3 There is something wrong but very right about this Bible illustration
- 4 iPhone 'effective power' text: how to be safe from iOS bug that lets people crash your phone
- 5 Man jumps into bear pen at zoo, fights bear and loses
Jay Z's Tidal could be about to lose Beyonce's music in ultimate humiliation
Royal Academy of Arts' Tim Marlow: Bronze statue of lovers embracing at St Pancras station is a lesson in 'how not to do' public art
Britain's Hardest Grafter: Petition set up as Twitter reacts to BBC 'poverty porn' series pitting low-paid workers against each other
Britain's Got Talent 2015: Jamie Raven divides Twitter as fans expose mind-boggling magic trick
Big Brother contestant Aaron Frew removed from house for 'inappropriate behaviour' after flashing fellow contestants
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote