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Deerhunter & Atlas Sound Frontman Bradford Cox Joins Matthew McConaughey's 'The Dallas Buyer's Club'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 27, 2012 9:45 AM
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The years have seen countless musicians cross over into the acting world, and of late, indie films have featured their fair share of artists taking a stab at a new medium. Will Oldham (who actually was an actor first, starring as a child in "Matewan"), James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), David Yow (Jesus Lizard) and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney) are among those who have traded the stage for a set, and now Deerhunter and Atlas Sound frontman Bradford Cox will be making the transition with the Jean-Marc Vallée-helmed '80s-set AIDS drama “The Dallas Buyer's Club.”

Steve Zahn Joins 'Dallas Buyers Club,' Plus Here's Jared Leto In Drag On The New Orleans Set

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 16, 2012 9:41 AM
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By now, the paparazzi have eclipsed their duty in circulating the razor-thin frame of Matthew McConaughey across the web, first snapped while on set for his role in Martin Scorsese's “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and now leading into his role as an AIDS patient with the indie drama “Dallas Buyers Club.” However, a formidable supporting lineup has also quietly signed on to the project around the actor's publicity, two more have joined the film sourced from real-life events.

Jared Leto Gets Off The Stage, Replaces Gael Garcia Bernal In 'Dallas Buyers Club'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 3:41 PM
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We haven't seen Jared Leto on the big screen in a while (his last effort was 2009's "Mr. Nobody" slowly crawled its way to theaters worldwide over the last couple of years) mostly because he's been living the rock star dream of being your best friend's sister's favorite band. Somehow, Jordan Catalano became the frontman of 30 Seconds To Mars, and we've all suffered for it since. But thankfully, he's getting off the stage and back on screen, taking in a role in "Dallas Buyer's Club."

Jennifer Garner Joins Matthew McConaughey In 'The Dallas Buyer's Club'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 31, 2012 8:52 PM
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With stand out roles in "Magic Mike," "Killer Joe," "Bernie," "The Paperboy" and "Mud," Matthew McConaughey is having arguably the best year of his career in 2012. With Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" on deck and a meaty lead role in the intriguing drama "The Dallas Buyer's Club," 2013 should continue Mac's impressive reawakening. Joining him for the ride in the latter project is Jennifer Garner. She replaces Hilary Swank, who dropped out of the picture earlier this year.

Gael Garcia Bernal In, Hilary Swank Out For 'The Dallas Buyer's Club' Starring Matthew McConaughey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 2:02 PM
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To get interesting stories made in today's climate, yes you need financing and all the necessary little wheels in motion, but sometimes you just need someone to take an interest and push things forward. And that's just what Matthew McConaughey has done with "The Dallas Buyer's Club." While he's been attached to the film since the spring of 2011, earlier this year he put aside a potential role in Lee Daniels' "The Butler" to really focus on the movie and get it rolling. And now it looks like the fall start date is fast approaching, with casting beginning to gear up, even as one actor drops out.

Matthew McConaughey Drops Out Of 'The Butler,' Gears Up For 'Dallas Buyers Club'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 1:53 PM
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A couple of weeks ago, the newly creatively revitalized Matthew McConaughey hit the Cannes Film Festival with two movies to promote -- Jeff Nichols' "Mud" and Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy." While reviews on the former generally leaned toward the positive, the latter was something of a sensation, but for all the wrong reasons. Rounded savaged by critics -- including a F grade from our man on the ground -- Daniels' film was considered trash by many, camp by some, but terrible by pretty much everyone who saw it, no matter how you slice it. And while McConaughey was briefly set to reunite with Daniels to play JFK in the director's developing "The Butler," another project is taking priority.

Craig Gillespie Says ‘Pride and Prejudice And Zombies’ Is Ready & He Hopes To Shoot In 2012

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • August 12, 2011 7:34 AM
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When “Lars and the Real Girl” director Craig Gillespie was first tapped to direct the remake of ‘80s camp horror classic “Fright Night,” a collective WTF seemed to ring out from the film community at large. Of course, Gillespie also directed the studio comedy “Mr. Woodcock,” which has even less in common with 'Lars,' but word on the “Fright Night” remake has been generally favorable and clearly Lionsgate was impressed enough to offer Gillespie their highly anticipated adaptation of the literary/horror genre mash-up “Pride and Prejudice with Zombies.”

Hilary Swank Joins Matthew McConaughey In 'The Dallas Buyer's Club'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2011 9:17 AM
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A tough based-on-a-true story AIDS-and-drugs drama doesn't exactly seem like the usual domain for Matthew McConaughey. In fact, "The Dallas Buyer's Club" has been knocking around for years with Marc Forster and Brad Pitt (who are now doing "World War Z" together) set to take it on at one point, while more recently, Ryan Gosling and Craig Gillespie were looking to make it but the picture never got off the ground. But this spring, McConaughey put his name to the project to get it going again and now another major name has come aboard.

'The Dallas Buyer's Club' Back On The Market With Matthew McConaughey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2011 3:17 AM
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Credit where credit is due; it appears that Matthew McConaughey is done starring in mediocre paycheck fare. After spending years taking off his shirt and smirking through films like "Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past," "Fool's Gold," "Surfer Dude" and "Failure To Launch" (while failing to launch a franchise in "Sahara" and doing forgettable dramas like "Two For The Money"), the actor is striking out in some new directions. His upcoming flick, "The Lincoln Lawyer" seems to be getting better than expected advance buzz and he's lent his name to a couple of bold upcoming comedies, William Friedkin's "Killer Joe" and Richard Linklater's "Bernie." And now, the actor is circling a strong drama that has been stuck in development hell for years.

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