Jennifer Garner may star in a movie that doesn’t suck
Jennifer Garner looks like she’s maybe signed up for a movie that isn’t going to be either total trash (Arthur) or nobody will go see (Butter).
“The Dallas Buyers Club” stars Matthew McConaughey (ugh) as an AIDS patient and is based on a true story. It actually is shaping up pretty nicely with great directing and acting talent attached, and since McConaughey is going through a bit of a career uptick ,and has lost a lot of weight for the role, suggesting he’s after an Oscar for the film. The movie has been in development for over 10 years and once had Brad Pitt attached to lead.
Also now signed on to the movie is Gael Garcia Bernal and in a rare move Jared Leto, who tends to pick carefully due to his music commitments.
Garner has consistently deserved better than what she’s in onscreen, as she’s shown in Alias, 13 Going on 30 and Juno that she has diversity and range. As she remains in a semi-retirement mode due to her mothering duties, so for her to pick poorly in her few projects of the year seems to be bringing her acting career closer to oblivion.
Still, with her Vandalia films, Garner is quietly producing projects both for herself and for TV . Here’s for hoping the Dallas Buyers club will both re-inject her career with much needed success and also get her the acting props she deserves.