‘Lars and the Real Girl’ team reunite for Dallas Buyers Club.
‘Lars and the Real Girl’ star Ryan Gosling and its director Craig Gillespie will reteam for a drama titled ‘The Dallas Buyers Club’.
‘Dallas Buyers Club’ is the true story of Ron Woodroof, a tough Texas electrician who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and given six months to live. Frustrated with the lack of available medical options and unwilling to accept a death sentence, Woodroof found a lifeline using alternative drugs and created a lucrative smuggling business that made those drugs available to AIDS patients. Woodroof died in 1992.
David Bushell (Sling Blade) will produce with Marc Abraham; “Ron was this hard-drinking, carousing outlaw who got ticked off when told to go home and die,” Bushell said. “This is about one man’s enduring spirit to live and the effect his actions had on others, even if his actions didn’t start out entirely as altruistic.” ‘Lars and the Real Girl’ showed Craig’s ability to take offbeat, almost dangerous characters and make you want to bring them home for dinner, and Ryan stirs the deepest emotions with every performance.”
EXTRAs: The project was originally set up in 2002 with Marc Forster to helm and Brad Pitt to star.