High school girls, be advised. Matthew McConaughey has AIDs… in his next movie.
McConaughey has joined the long-troubled production of The Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey is the latest to be attached as the project has been buzzed by several stars and directors including Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and director Marc Forster.
Jean Marc Gallee is the latest on directing duties with the good intentions of getting this film off the ground. McConaughey will play the protagonist, an AIDs infected electrician who prolongs his six-month death sentence to six years by smuggling illegal medicines into the country to treat himself and other sufferers of the disease.
“It’s not the sort of movie studios are throwing money at these days,” McConaughey tells the LA Times, but he’s confident that it’s “a great script and a great story, and I think it can be a great movie.”
Agreed. We’ll have to see where this one ends up (if at all). I have a feeling it depends strongly on whether or not Kate Hudson will be allowed to play a magazine reporter who cures McConaughey with the healing power of wearing cute dresses.