'Dallas Buyer's Club,' a drama inspired by real-life events, has had a long and unfortunate history in Hollywood, but the on-again, off-again project seems to be getting back on track. It's now got a new director and star on board and appears set to move forward toward production at long last.
Matthew McConaughey is the latest A-lister to step into the role of Ron Woodroof, a heterosexual Dallas electrician who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. Given just months to live, Woodruff rejected the dire prognosis and started a drug smuggling ring that procured unapproved AIDS treatments for victims of the deadly disease. He lived for six years and helped countless other people before his passing.
An uplifting and positive story like 'Dallas Buyer's Club' seems like something Hollywood would rush into production. They've tried, but progress has been stopped cold at nearly every turn.