Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey, following in the footsteps of Robert De Niro in Raging Bull and Christian Bale in The Machinist, have done what every committed actor aspires to do at one point or another in their career. They've lost a few pounds. Astonishingly, McConaughey lost a reported 47-pounds to play his role here in Dallas Buyers Club, the latest film from Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée (Café de Flore). Oscars, anyone?
The story follows Texas electrician Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) and his battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986, and his search for alternative treatments that helped established a way in which fellow HIV-positive people could join for access to his supplies. (Via IMDb.)
The film will premiere at this year's TIFF and go on to open on November 1st. Check out the trailer and let us know if you're as eager as we are to catch this one. We're thinking maybe we need to add this to our most anticipated films of TIFF 2013.