Even though shooting has already started and, furthermore, even though they’ve already got a strong ensemble on hand, the people behind Dallas Buyers Club keeps bringing in the good names. Coming off a two-actor get, THR inform us the Matthew McConaughey-starrer is also taking in Griffin Dunne, Denis O’Hare (J. Edgar, True Blood), and Bradford Cox, the lattermost of whom is best known as the frontman for popular indie band Deerhunter.
Jean-Marc Vallee is at work on the fact-based film, in which the famed Texan stars as Ron Woodruff, a man who took it upon himself to smuggle alternative medicine into the US when his own government didn’t know how to handle the ’80s AIDS crisis. Joining him on this path is fellow a victim (Jared Leto), while the rest of the cast includes fellow patients and various authority figures (Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn, and Dallas Roberts). We have a mix of that, here, for Dunne and O’Hare will play medical professionals — the former being of an alternative, helpful sort — while Cox, in real life a victim of Marfan syndrome, is set to play the lover of Leto‘s character.
They should all bring something a little different to the table — Dunne, a personal favorite, always does that on his own — and, again, this is a movie that didn’t even need to do that by this point. But, Dallas Buyers Club is giving this writer more and more confidence (even if only in the acting department) as things progress. Let’s hope that translates into a quality product.
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