Via theguardian.com

Matthew McConaughey is tipped to take the role of villainous Randall Flagg in The Stand, a Hollywood franchise based on the 1978 Stephen King novel. Backed by Warner Bros, The Stand will be released as four standalone pictures directed by Josh Boone. Discussing the project on Kevin Smith’s podcast, Boone described The Stand as “the Godfather of post-apocalyptic thrillers.”

Conceived as an American version of The Lord of the Rings, King’s 1200-page epic spotlights the battle between good and evil after a deadly virus has wiped out the bulk of the world’s population. McConaughey looks set to play the story’s chief antagonist, a grinning cowboy with supernatural powers who establishes a power base in the ruins of Las Vegas.




Matthew, Camila, Levi, Livingston and Vida McConaughey attend The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony for Matthew McConaughey on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California.


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Watch the Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony for Matthew McConaughey on November 17, 2014 in Hollywood, California.




Matthew McConaughey, actress Anne Hathaway, producer Emma Thomas and director Christopher Nolan attend ‘Interstellar’ premiere at UME Cinema on November 10, 2014 in Shanghai, China.


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Producer Emma Thomas, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and director Christopher Nolan attend director Christopher Nolan’s film ‘Interstellar’ premiere press conference at the Peninsula Shanghai on November 10, 2014 in Shanghai, China.


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Source: variety.com

Matthew McConaughey is heading to Civil War drama “Free State Of Jones” with “The Hunger Games” director Gary Ross on board to helm. Scott Stuber is producing the $65 million project that is shooting in the first quarter of next year.

McConaughey will play Newton Knight, a soldier who flees the battlefields after being disillusioned by the horrors that touched his own family. On the run, he rallies the support of fellow deserters to lead an uprising against their former comrades, in the process creating a free safe haven.




Source: indiatimes.com

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 45-year-old ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ actor’s name will be added to the celebrity sidewalk on November 17.

The news was confirmed by the Walk of Fame’s Producer and Vice President of Media Relations Ana Martinez via her Twitter account.

“Matthew McConaughey to be honoured with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 17,” Matinez posted.




Matthew McConaughey visits ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ at Rockefeller Center on November 6, 2014 in New York City.


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Matthew McConaughey attends the ‘Interstellar’ premiere at the National Air and Space Museum on November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC.


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On his role in Interstellar:
“I’ll say this, it’s the most ambitious film that Chris Nolan has ever directed. By far. It goes out there further than any story I’ve ever seen. The epic scale is larger, but also, the intimacy, the pulse of the movie. It’s the most human film he’s done as well. We’re not dealing with archetypes like Batman. We’re dealing with a guy, with family, with choice… It’s as big as it gets, man.”

On telling his agent he wouldn’t accept rom-coms anymore:
“After eight months, I remember my agent calling and he said, ‘I think I got the message out.’ And I said, ‘How do you know?’ And he said, ‘Because nobody is sending s**t.'”

On finding himself dissatisfied with his career [before the ‘McConaissance’]:
“I said to myself: ‘Why are you doing it then?’ And I said, ‘I want to be three things. I want to be a husband. I want to be a father. And I want to be an actor for hire.’ I had to start downsizing to get happier.”

On teaching his kids to work hard now for rewards later:
“Kids don’t think about later. Everything is right now. So that’s what we’re trying to teach them: delayed gratification. Like, remember that time when Papai was skinny [for Dallas Buyers Club] and I wasn’t around much, and I couldn’t go outside and play with you? Well, for the work I did then, a year and a half later, somebody deemed it excel- lent, and gave me a first-place trophy for it.”

On his son Lexi:
“He asked me what a tsunami was, and if one could come here [to Malibu]. And I said, ‘Yeah.’ So he said, ‘Well, what do we do?’ And I go, ‘Well, you grab your most prized possessions. We get the dog, we get the cat and we git out quick.’ And he goes, ‘But, Papai, we also take the Oscar, right?’ I was like, ‘Good man! Good man! I’m glad you picked that up. Yes, we do.'”