The first trailer for Dallas Buyers Club has been released. Watch it below:

Dallas Buyers Club stars Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who must battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive.

The movie is set in 1986 and follows Woodroof’s battle to find alternative treatments for those suffering from HIV. He decides to smuggle illegal medicine into the US from Mexico after the FDA approved treatments fail to help him.

McConaughey lost over 50 pounds for the role using a drastic weight loss regime.

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Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner and Steve Zahn also star. The movie is directed by Jean-Marc Valllée (The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne).

Dallas Buyers Club will hit UK Cinemas February 7, 2014.