Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/21/13
Typically when athletes move from the playing field to the silver screen, they take on roles in big-time action movies with explosions, gunfire and the like. Adam Dunn will be making his acting debut in an independent film starring Matthew McConaughey. Dunn plays a bartender in Dallas Buyers Club, according to ESPN.com. IMDB describes the movie, which opens in Summer 2013, as “Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug taking, women loving, homophobic man who, in 1986 was diagnosed with full blown HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.” Dunn got involved with the project through former minor league pitcher Joe Newcomb, who works with the film’s production company. “My buddy started it,” Dunn said. “He’s ate up with it. He’s the kind of guy who’s not going to half-do anything. He’s going to do it right. “It’s probably going to look pretty awesome. We took like 20-something takes each time. I haven’t seen the final product, so keep your fingers crossed. Hopefully, I made it.” Dunn said he has speaking lines in the movie and that he spent two days in Louisiana shooting his scene. Like any budding actor, Dunn had his demands. The White Sox slugger wanted to make sure the bar he was working was fully stocked with a wide array of his favorite booze. Photo via Facebook/Chicago White Sox from B/R

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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