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WATCH: Skinny Matthew McConaughey Stars as AIDS Patient Ron Woodroof in First Trailer for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 27, 2013 at 12:10PM

A first trailer for "Dallas Buyers Club," starring an alarmingly emaciated Matthew McConaughey as an AIDS patient in 1985, has landed. The film is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee ("Young Victoria"), and hits theaters November 1 (previously December 6), right in time for Oscar season. Watch below.
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Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club"
Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club"

A first trailer for "Dallas Buyers Club," starring an alarmingly emaciated Matthew McConaughey as an AIDS patient in 1985, has landed. The film is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee ("Young Victoria"), and hits theaters November 1 (previously December 6), right in time for Oscar season. Watch below.

The true-life story centers on Ron Woodroof (McConaughey), diagnosed with AIDS and predicted to have 30 days to live. Woodroof however beats the odds and begins overseeing the illegal smuggling of life-saving drugs for others battling the terminal illness. Jared Leto stars as a cross-dresser in cahoots with McConaughey's under-the-table pharmacy; Jennifer Garner also stars.

Our TOH! video interview with McConaughey, shot while he was slimmed down for the role in "Dallas Buyers Club" and discussing his recent streak of indie successes (also including "Mud" and "Magic Mike"), is here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.