Written by Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack, the film is based on the true story of Ron Woodruff (Matthew McConaughey), who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and was given only months to live. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with underground, non-FDA-approved drugs, and wound up living longer than expected. He began getting these drugs into the hands of other AIDS sufferers as well, but it wasn't long before the FDA tried to shut him down. Cox, whose distinctive tall and gaunt figure comes as a result of Marfan syndrome, will be playing cross-dressing Jared Leto's lover in the picture.
Jennifer Garner, Griffin Dunne, Denis O’Hare and Steve Zahn round out the cast. “The Dallas Buyer’s Club” is currently shooting in New Orleans. [THR]